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Hive, the transactional website for buying books LOCALLY

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WiFi now available in the Bookshop and Coffee Bar

Event in association with Ripon International Festival

Monday 19th  September, 4pm

meet historical writer Elizabeth Chadwick,

at White  Rose  Books – entry £5, tickets and a full programme available at the Bookshop.


DEAL OF THE MONTH – Buy 5 cards and get 6th FREE


You can now order e-books, DVD’s and Blu-ray with us – Shop Locally online & FREE delivery collections. Visit the HIVE website, and register your details, once you have done this you can select White Rose Books, Thirsk from the drop down menu, and start your order.

White Rose Books Joins Hive

Introducing a unique new website that promotes independent high street bookshops

via the internet.


White Rose Books is delighted to announce it has joined the Hive network, an exciting new initiative designed to build customer awareness of local bookshops via the internet.

Recently launched by Gardners, the UK’s largest book wholesaler, the new website will bring the flexibility and convenience of internet shopping to your local high street bookshop. Working hand-in-hand with independent booksellers,
Hive will offer an extensive range of books, DVDs and stationery, matching the
stock of other online retailers.  It also means that White Rose Books will now be able to sell eBooks for the first time and meet the growing demand for digital content.

Customers will be offered the choice of free delivery of their purchases to White Rose Books, where they can be collected at a time to suit them, or delivery to their home address at a small cost.  Independent bookshops affiliated to the scheme will automatically receive a share of the profit on every sale, as well as benefiting from greater customer footfall to the store and increased awareness amongst internet book buyers.

The scheme has been introduced as a response to dramatic changes in consumers’ shopping habits.  It’s now estimated that OVER 40% of UK consumers shop online at least
once a week ¹, with 20% of all books bought in the UK being purchased on the internet.  Although independent bookshops offer the most enjoyable book buying experience on the high street, the economies of scale enjoyed by the major retailers and the rise in internet
shopping has made it increasingly difficult for local bookshops to compete.

The new website means that independent bookstores will now be able to compete, for the first time, with the major retailers’ sites, and offer their customers a real, creditable alternative in your local high street.  White Rose books is now represented on with its own mini site, promoting local signings and events,
encouraging new customers to visit and to support their local shop.

It’s anticipated that the Hive network will develop  into a nationally recognised network of independent high street bookshops affiliated to the scheme, all around the UK.

¹ Source: (09/03/2010)



 Calling all Readers ! Ripon International Festival September 2011 ~  Events in  association with White Rose Books

We enjoyed a morning of entertainment and laughter with writer David Nobbs at the Golden Fleece Hotel – signed copies of his latest book ‘It Had to be You’ are available at the bookshop, along with other titles.

Monday 19th  September, 4pm meet historical writer Elizabeth Chadwick at

White  Rose  Books – entry £5

 You can pick up TICKETS and a full programme for Ripon International Festival at the bookshop.

Please phone us if you wish to reserve a signed copy of any of

the above books.

 Join our Children’s Book Club!

Alternate Wednesdays, 4pm to 4.45pm in the bookshop – choose, read, snack and chat.

Suitable for children age 8+,
please ask at the bookshop for details of the next meeting.

Storytime for Children

WEEKLY – Wednesdays from 2pm to 2.30pm
suitable for children age 2-4 years and MONTHLY – Saturday September 24th, 10.30am to 11am

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