Archive | May, 2020

Online story for children 7-9

26 May

Reopening Friday, June 5

23 May

The city and state have announced that businesses will be allowed to reopen June 5, and we are looking forward to seeing you again. We will be open Noon – 7 pm Friday and Saturday, and Noon – 5 pm on Sunday, June 7. After that, hours may be a bit irregular as we reconnect with our volunteers and rebuild the schedule.

On Wednesdays, we will have special curbside service. Customers will be invited to phone in their requests, and a staffer will pull them from the shelf (or order them for future delivery, if necessary), for a contactless delivery.

As part of our efforts to mitigate the risks of infection we will be cleaning the counter and other surfaces before opening each day, keeping windows open to promote air circulation, asking customers to wear face masks (and doing so ourselves), opening up as much room in the store (taking down the table and clearing boxes from the back room, where we keep most of the nonfiction) as we can to make it possible to keep some distance from other customers, and keeping the number of customers in the store at any one time down. (And, of course, we ask customers and staffers who aren’t feeling well to take the day off.)

We can handle contact-less payments through Apple pay and dipping-enabled credit cards, or by Venmo.

Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Available May 19

8 May

Bindlestiff Books has received a case of Suzanne Collins’ The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, set in the years leading up to her Hunger Games trilogy. Copies will be available on May 19. The book is 528 pages, and costs $27.99, hardcover.

We are accepting pre-orders for the book, and exploring options for some sort of physically-separated release celebration. Otherwise, we would arrange deliveries in the neighborhood the morning of the 19th. We can take payment by Venmo, check, etc.