For the online version of our store, we opted to be part of the revolution that Bookshop.org began last year just as the pandemic was hitting. By joining forces with thousands of other independent bookstores and affiliates, we collectively are able to offer an alternative to Amazon, bringing a level of personal service and independent spirit Amazon cannot match. We even offer discounted pricing, plus the satisfaction of supporting a local business and keeping your dollars local.
The key to shopping our online store is the carefully curated set of lists of recommendations that our staff creates based on our understanding of both our local community and the new online community we’re cultivating around the country. Think of our booklists as just the kind of conversation you would have with us in the store if you asked, for instance, “what’s new in literary fiction.” We create new lists each month and add to existing lists constantly as new titles and formerly out-of-print titles become available.
We’re excited to be pioneers in this much more personal and certainly more independent approach to being an online bookstore.