How You Can Support Us During Shelter-In-Place

Due to the Illinois Shelter in Place Order, our store is currently closed, but we continue to have a lot of expenses, most especially, we want to be able to take care of our staff during this time. We will continue to advance PTO to our employees through at least April 7th when the current order expires, and we will continue to pay their full health insurance premiums. We can afford to do this if you continue to order from us. How to do that? Here are the answers to your frequently asked questions:

  • If I order from your website, will the books come from your store?
    • No. Our distributor offers a drop-shipping program to its bookstore customers. All website orders will be filled by them during Shelter-in-Place.
  • Do you still make money (or as much money) this way?
    • Yes. We make the same profit margin with drop-shipping as we do in-store book purchases.
  • Can I still get home delivery or curbside pickup? 
    • Under the order, we are a nonessential business, so we do not have access to our store to fill orders. However, our distributor will ship books directly to your home.
  • Is there anything more we can do?
  • What about my order from before Shelter-In-Place was announced?
    • As much as we tried to take care of all the loose ends before we had to close up shop, we just didn't have enough time to get to it all. There are lots of orders trapped in the store right now. :( If you don't want to wait until the Shelter-in-Place period ends to retrieve your order, please email us and we will let you know what the next step is for getting your books shipped to you from our distributor.
  • Are you abiding by the Shelter-in-Place order? 
    • Yes. Rachel and Jason are fulfilling gift card orders, responding to emails, etc. from home. One of us goes to the store once a day to check that the space is secure, to run a z-tape, and gather any items needed to continue to work from home, as allowed under the "Minimum Basic Operations" clause of the order. The rest of our staff is on paid leave. All books are being shipped by our distributor from out of state. (Their main warehouses have been deemed "essential businesses" by all states that have Shelter-in-Place orders.)

New Arrivals 03/07/20

The Mirror & the Light (Wolf Hall Trilogy #3) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780805096606
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - March 10th, 2020

The brilliant #1 New York Times bestseller


New Waves: A Novel Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9781984855237
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Published: One World - March 10th, 2020

A wry and edgy debut novel about race and startup culture, secrecy and surveillance, social media and friendship 


Untamed Cover Image
$25.20
ISBN: 9781984801258
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Published: The Dial Press - March 10th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine Book Pick


Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir Cover Image
$23.40
ISBN: 9780593083338
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Published: Viking - March 10th, 2020

"At the same time that [Solnit] describes her forays into her past, she invites us to connect pieces of her story to our own, as a measure of how far we've come and how far we have left to go." —Jenny Odell, The New York Times Book Review


The Satapur Moonstone (A Perveen Mistry Novel) Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9781641291316
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Published: Soho Crime - March 10th, 2020

The highly anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed novel The Widows of Malabar Hill.


Recursion: A Novel Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9781524759797
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 10th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of Dark Matter and the Wayward Pines trilogy comes a relentless thriller about time, identity, and memory—his most mind-boggling, irresistible work to date, and the inspiration for Shondaland’s upcoming Netflix film.


The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780525511373
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 10th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • As a young mother facing a terminal diagnosis, Julie Yip-Williams began to write her story, a story like no other. What began as the chronicle of an imminent and early death became something much more—a powerful exhortation to the living.


So Here's the Thing . . .: Notes on Growing Up, Getting Older, and Trusting Your Gut Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9781538731567
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Published: Twelve - March 10th, 2020

From the New York Times bestselling author of Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?


Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

The #1 New York Times bestseller and a USAToday bestseller!

A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in America


This is NOT a history book.
This is a book about the here and now.
A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.


Most Likely Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9780316454834
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Published: Poppy - March 10th, 2020

From the creator of the hit TV series The Bold Type comes an empowering and heartfelt novel about a future female president's senior year of high school.


Bonaparte Plays Ball Cover Image
By Margery Cuyler, Will Terry (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9781984830470
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

Join a skeleton named Bonaparte and his teammates as they compete in the Weird Series--a monster version of the World Series--in this picture book perfect for fans of baseball and silly monsters alike!

It's the Weird Series and Bonaparte's team, the Little Monsters, are gearing up to play against the Mighty Aliens for the championship title.


When I Grow Up...Great Leaders: Kids Like You that Became Inspiring Leaders Cover Image
By DK, Lucy Semple (Illustrator)
$8.09
ISBN: 9781465491404
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Published: DK Children - March 10th, 2020

How do little kids grow up to become inspiring leaders? Find out in this beautiful board book for little ones with big dreams.


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