Buy all your prose, ebooks, DVDs and music at discounted prices via Page 45 using the Hive. What’s that all about?!!

So, right now you’re probably thinking what on earth is the Hive?

Well, the Hive is an alternative to Amazon and Play etc. set up by the UK’s largest book stockist Gardners Books which helps support independent bookshops like Page 45.

Why is Hive different?

Here is some blurb from the people themselves which explains it perfectly.

“The Hive is where the two worlds of online purchasing and high street shopping collide. You love the ease and luxury of shopping online, but you don’t want to see the bricks and mortar shops on the high street disappear. With Hive, every time you make a purchase you are supporting your local independent shop as well, just by continuing to do what you love – buying your books, eBooks, entertainment and stationery online. Happy days. To find out how Hive is supporting these shops read on…

A % of every sale goes to your favourite retailer

Every time you make a purchase on hive, no matter how big or small, your favourite independent shop on Hive will receive a percentage of the sale!

So this means whilst you’re buying your bits with us, your local independent will be benefitting from your online shopping too! Fantastic.

Collect for FREE in your favourite shop!

Whilst everyone enjoys supporting the local bookshops that enrich our environment and bring variety and personality into our high streets, the convenience, range and 24-hour access of shopping online is an activity that many of us enjoy and take great pleasure in. Yet, having goods delivered when we may not be around to receive them does sometimes have its drawbacks… and let’s face it; the high street wouldn’t be as exciting or as colourful without your local independent bookshops.

That’s where the Hive comes in handy!

Flexible delivery options

We offer the flexibility to pick up your purchases from a Hive bookshop with FREE DELIVERY!

That’s right – no cost to you for delivery of single items, no need to join clubs, or meet minimum order sizes, or spend over a set amount; just select your collection shop from the hundreds who have joined Hive throughout the UK at checkout and off you go. This way you can still immerse yourself in the experience of shopping online, and you get to see, visit and support your local bookshop too. The best of both worlds.

Alternatively you can choose to have your purchases delivered to your home, work or any other address in the UK for that matter, for just 75p per item or delivered for FREE if your order is over £15! And we still give the independent a cut!

Supporting local retailers… perfect in today’s environment!

Support your local high street by visiting the shops, meeting people, joining in the local community and reducing your carbon footprint on our environment by having fewer deliveries.

So with Hive there is no need to worry about not being at home to receive that great big DVD boxset you want to order. At checkout simply choose to collect it from your local hive network shop … for FREE! Not only is it convenient, but you get to visit your friendly local shop and remind yourself of how great it is.”

You can redeem National Book Tokens via the Hive

It’s true! Whilst we don’t accept them in store, purely on account of them being a complete nightmare for us to then redeem, you can spend them on our Hive site! Result all round! Simply scratch away, reveal your code and pop it in at the relevant moment.

Visit Page 45’s Hive network page HERE.

PSSST!!!! If you want to know the 5 easy steps on how to register for the Hive and make Page 45 your favourite independent bookshop click HERE for a walkthrough of the steps first…