Dear Friends & Readers,

Although a heartbreaking and difficult decision to make, tomorrow we will be closing all of our stores and café. The community we have built over the years seems especially precious right now, but clearly this is the right thing for us to do. On March 31st, we will re-assess what the future will look like to see when it is safe to re-open, but re-open we will!  

We thank so many of you who have asked how you can support us during this difficult time. Right now, there is no better way to support us than by keeping us in mind for any book purchases you might have. Visit our website – – and search for any book in print, order it, and we will ship it to you for free. Your online purchase becomes a vote of confidence that will help to sustain us during these uncertain times.

We wish each and every one of you great safety, health and resilience. As you shelter in place, please turn to us online to see our reading recommendations and check out the new ways we have devised to bring our beloved authors to you. It’s our hope to continue offering the sense of community that our bookstores engender, even if our physical locations need to close for awhile.

Stay calm, folks, and read on!

Love from all of us at Books & Books