This year sure has been one for the books (pun intended)! As we head into the holiday season, our current COVID procedures and policies will remain in place: mask wearing, hand sanitizing, social distancing and limiting the number of customers in the store. Our abbreviated hours have changed to Tuesday - Friday noon to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday noon to 5pm. Closed Monday. We continue to take orders in person, over the phone, via email and on our website. In addition, we offer bookstore bench pick-up and ship anywhere in the US.
We encourage you to SHOP EARLY & SHOP LOCAL and we implore you not to wait until the last minute to purchase the books you know you want to give as gifts.
Publishers are having challenges with printing and will have an even harder time reprinting popular titles. These difficulties may have a ripple effect through the entire supply chain adding uncertainty around getting some titles at the last minute. In addition, shipping times are far longer than we are used to, both with books coming to the store and those we mail out for you. This will not improve as the holidays approach, so please plan ahead this year
That said, we have a GREAT collection of books for you to peruse in the store (and online) along with some really wonderful holiday cards, calendars, journals, boxed notes, lovely soaps, beautiful puzzles, games, toys, kitchen sundries, and other gift items for one-stop shopping with more coming in everyday so...SHOP EARLY, SHOP OFTEN & SHOP LOCAL!
We have great new holiday wrapping paper and we're ready to wrap! While we will gladly, as always, wrap your gifts, we are compelled to limit on-the-spot wrapping to two books when it's busy; if you have more than that you are welcome to leave them and pick them up beautifully wrapped at another time. This will help relieve population pressure in the store and we appreciate your understanding this new policy.
New this holiday season we are offering "shop by appointment" on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11am. This is perfect for those of you who may feel more comfortable shopping alone, or for those who want the undivided attention of a bookseller to help you find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list! Just call 401.849.2665 or email to set up an appointment. If you need an after hours slot just let us know! SHOP EARLY & SHOP LOCAL!
We are also offering a Personal Shopper Program! With PSP you can either call 401.849.2665 or email us with some info about a particular person on your list, how much you'd like to spend, what the occasion is, and where to send/deliver it. We will choose a selection of items for the recipient, wrap them up and mail them off for you...AND we'll throw in a greeting card with your personal message to send along. We have done this with MUCH success for many customers over the years without formally instituting it, and now seems the right time to do so! We hope you will take advantage of of PSP this holiday season.
We all look forward to seeing you very soon! Be well, stay safe, happy reading!
P.S. One final request. If you are shopping through our website and plan to come into the store to pick up your purchase, please choose the pay in store option when placing your order. It makes for a more seamless (and cheaper) transaction for us. Going forward if you choose to pay online and pick up at the store we will assume you prefer contactless pick-up and will let you know when your order is ready and will leave it in a bag with your name on it on the bench next to the front door of the bookstore during business hours. Should you need other arrangements just give us a call! Thank you!