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Our Response to Covid-19

If we look outside, the world looks the same: beautiful blue sky, spring showing up in daffodils and buds, and a sense of renewal. But as we know for the moment, nothing is the same—every day brings a new normal. Here is our today's normal:

Beginning March 17, 2020, we will be open "virtually" from 10am-5pm. You will be able to place orders online, by phone, or text. With a sense of the surreal and with sadness we will not be open for browsing until further notice. Please see below for more details.

We are here to help and we know we can count on your support and good wishes. Stay healthy and stay in touch. 

Thank you. 

Curbside Pickup and Car Delivery

We’ll deliver your purchase to you at the front door or in your vehicle, whichever you prefer. Place your order online or with a bookseller (by phone or text), then text/call us upon your arrival (please mention your vehicle details!) and we’ll run out. Booksellers are ready to chat and answer inquiries by phone, text message, or e-mail.

Pitching In!

With your help, we're making free books available to children and families throughout New Haven and Bridgeport. We've partnered with Read to Grow to distribute books in both cities at school lunch pickups and food pantries. You can learn more, share a gift, or get involved here.

Staying Social (Distancing)

We are currently creating a dynamic schedule of videos, posts, and newsletters that will share our current and favorite staff suggestions, recommendations for books that respond to your mood of the moment, and storytelling and activities for children—stay tuned for details and be sure to follow us on social media so you don't miss a thing: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter


We have cancelled all in-store events through the end of March. If you purchased tickets to an event, you will receive an additional communication with further details specific to that event.


Of course, our store is being disinfected daily by cleaning services, as well as hourly by our staff. Staff is following CDC requirements regarding handwashing and hygiene. Our staff members will NOT come to work if they’re ill, and we ask that you refrain from visiting us in person if you are ill.

Stay Informed

We provide updates through our mailing list. Feel free to subscribe below, or check out our most recent newsletters: