Ways to Shop
Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis: Books Around the Corner, the physical bookshop, is only open to the public by appointment.
Shop By Appointment
To book an appointment CLICK HERE
Day Of Appointment: Text (preferred) or call 503-714-6352 with your full name. We will then come unlock the door and let you in to shop.
Here are the rules for the visit:
1. Masks must be worn properly at all times over nose and mouth.
2. No children under the age of 5.
3. Appointments are limited to 30 minutes.
4. No more than 2 people are allowed in at a time.
5. The bathroom will not be available.
6. Absolutely NO SHOWROOMING.
7. Keep 6 feet distance from employees at all times while browsing and at checkout.
8. Credit card payments only at this time.
WARNING: The effects of COVID on distribution may make many of the things we carry harder to quickly restock. We advise:
1. Browsing our site ahead of time (just because something is listed as in-stock on our website, that does not necessarily mean it is in stock in the store when you come in)
2. Shop early
3. Have backup items when shopping for gifts
4. Please be patient
5. When in doubt or stressed, gift cards are always a great solution
WHAT WE WILL BE DOING TO KEEP YOU SAFE
1) We will be wearing a mask the entire time you are in the shop and hand sanitizing.
2) We are taking extra precautions around sanitation at the bookstore, per the WHO and CDC sites. We are regularly sanitizing high touch zones, regularly and thoroughly hand washing, as well as practicing good respiratory hygiene (coughing and sneezing into arms).
IF YOU'RE EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS
If you have a fever, cough or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19. Please cancel your appointment and use your store credit at a later day. Stay safe and stay home.
IF YOU WANT CONTACTFREE PICKUP
Browse our website and add items to your shopping cart. For special orders email us: firstname.lastname@example.org and then we'll email you over an invoice to pay securely online.
2) PLACE YOUR ORDER AND WAIT FOR US TO NOTIFY YOU
When your order is ready, we’ll email or text you depending on what contact information you've provided. Email preferred. Please choose a DAY you'd like to pick up. Please do not attempt to pick up your order ahead of your scheduled day. Same day pickup varies day to day.
IF YOU WANT TO SHIP TO YOUR DOOR OR SOMEONE ELSE'S
1) SHOP ON https://bookshop.org/shop/booksaroundthecorner
Please be advised that many of our distribution and shipping channels are frayed as a result of the global crisis. Everything is running much slower than it typically would. So we very much appreciate your patience in this situation.
If you would like to order something you don't see in our online shop please just email us at email@example.com.
The situation is fluid and circumstances which we have no control over could change at any moment. So if you are making special plans to visit the store, we advise contacting us via email or our text line ahead of time just to confirm how we're operating.