UPDATE: Hi all, it is with mixed feelings that I announce the necessity of reopening the shop, because I don’t think the business will survive much longer if I don’t. It’s been a tough haul since March 15 when we closed because of Covid.
I am planning on reopening on a very limited basis in mid-July, so stay tuned for definite details as the date nears and I get more reopening preparations checked off on my to-do list. I take my responsibility in keeping both you and myself safe from unnecessary risks very seriously. Facemasks will be required for entry, and only 5 people will be allowed in at a time. Here’s to better days somewhere out there in the future. Stay safe and be well!
I am continuing to offer order pickup at the shop, and mailing services (which are very reasonable for shipping books via USPS Media Mail, hooray for the US Postal Service!!!).
For used books, the best way to inquire about and order them is to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org -- feel free to browse the shelfshots albums on our Facebook page, or on Instagram (the posts are often slightly different, so feel free to browse both to get ideas). :) If you need to call the shop, I'm generally in there running around putting orders together Weds-Sat 11:00-6:00.
Another option is to shop here on my new Shopify site, where I am gradually listing new retail items, adding new things whenever I have a spare moment (ha!).
For those of you who are struggling with decision making (and boy do I know the feeling), I have started putting together customized bundles. You can now buy them here on the website, but be sure to email me your preferences:
-- what you're in the mood for (genre? topics? fiction/nonfiction?),
-- whether reading copies are okay for condition, and if you have a preference for hardcover vs softcover
-- give me an idea of what your past favorites are,
-- and let me know if there are any authors etc that you either have enough of already or don't like, so I don't send you something you don't want. ;)
I'll handpick you a book stack of your very own! :D Folks have been really happy so far, so it seems to be working well.
A lot of you have asked how things are going. "It's been a rollercoaster!" is the short answer, but because a lot of you have been so supportive, it seems to be working, and I'm squeaking by adequately to keep things going during these weird, weird times. I hope you're all hanging in there too.
Many thanks for everyone's help over the last 3 1/2 months. I couldn't do this without you all! 💕