SO YOU LIKE TO SHOP ONLINE? Who doesn’t? No queues, no crowds, no hassle, and delivery direct to your door — or if it’s an eBook, direct to your device. But on the other hand, it’s a lonely experience: no personal recommendations, no human interaction, just the autogenerated suggestions from Am*zon or whichever etailer you’re dealing with … unless you’re sitting in a coffee shop with friends, in which case it’s much more fun to nip out to the bookshop and hurl a few books around between you as you choose — before you pull out your GoTab or iPad (or Kindle or Kobo…) and order it online anyway…
Then disaster strikes: the bookshop closes down and all the fun goes out of the window because you’ve just used it as a showroom for someone else…
But here’s the good news: it doesn’t have to be like that! You can now shop locally online: all the convenience of online shopping, including eBooks, bundled together with your favourite local bookshop. It’s called Hive and the choice is yours: delivery to your door or to the store, to collect at your convenience with no worries about having to wait in until the postie arrives. Delivery to your device or to the store is free; home delivery is only 75p per item or free on orders over £15 — just make sure you nominate your favourite bookshop so that they benefit from the sale too!
Christian Bookshops on the Hive Network
- Bournemouth: Keith Jones Bookshop
- Edinburgh: Cornerstone Bookshop
- Ely: Ely Cathedral Shop
- Leicester: Christian Resources
- Lincoln: Unicorn Tree Books
- London: Cornerstone Bookshop
- Motherwell: GLO Bookshop & Coffee Shop
- Newtownards: Ards Evangelical Bookshop
- Oswestry: Oswestry Christian Bookshop
- Perivale: Perivale Christian Bookshop
- Plymouth: Christian Literature Centre (Upper Room Bookshop)
- Salisbury: Sarum College Bookshop
- Stoke-on-Trent: The Bible Bookshop
- Ulverston: Cornerstone Books & Gifts
- Wellingborough: Amazing Grace Christian Resource Centre
So what are you waiting for? Shop locally online and help keep your local high street alive!
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* Christian retailer on Hive but not listed? Leave a comment or give me a shout!