Walk-In shopping: We are open for walk-in shopping, but are limiting capacity to seven customers. You may need to wait outside if we are at capacity or have an appointment inside the store. Appointments: If you would like to have the bookstore to yourself, make a 20-min appointment. Masks will be required inside the store (we have disposables if you need), and we ask that you maintain a 6-foot separation from other shoppers who are outside of your bubble.
Nothing beats the experience of coming into our bookstore, but if you either don’t live in Sacramento or don’t want to come in, we make it easy to find everything we’re carrying in the shop — and 12 million books in print — in our online store. We offer curbside pickup, local delivery, and shipping nationwide.
We offer no-contact curbside or quick in-store pickups. For no-contact pick-up, pull up in front of the Crest Theatre (off of the light rail tracks/yellow area) and call 916-492-6657. We’ll run your bag out to your car. Or come into the store to pick up your package. You do NOT need an appointment to pick up your order. We expect orders to be retrieved within a week of purchase or we will put them out for shipping or delivery, and you may incur an additional charge.
We offer free delivery if you are within a 4-mile radius of the store with purchase of $25 or more. There will be a $2 fee for Sacramento neighborhoods outside of 4 miles (fee waived for orders totaling more than $35). Expect limited delivery days to Carmichael, Rancho Cordova, Fair Oaks, and Elk Grove. No coded/gated large apartment complexes. If your porch is in a complicated-to-get-to area, please choose shipping or pickup instead. We are not a professional delivery service, and will not be able to get past gated apartments/townhomes.
Orders over $30 and under 15 lbs ship for free throughout the U.S. We ship via USPS using Media Mail, which can take 10-14 days to arrive to its destination.
Need a book wrapped for a gift? We offer beautiful gift-wrapping for $4.00 per bundle of books. Pair it with a notecard or one of our greeting cards to let someone know you’re thinking of them.
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Virtual author events are a wonderful way for many to see their favorite authors speak without the travel time and expense. We’re excited to add to our exciting lineup of authors who will be doing Zoom events with us. Details below.
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