January 23, 2021 ~
A delicious meme - thank you Cliff and Lynn!
I don't know about anyone else, but I certainly feel as if I can take some deep breaths and maybe have a good sleep before getting back to work. And, speaking of work, Amanda Gorman's wonderful inaugural poem The Hill We Climb will be available April 27th! Her children's book Change Sings! will be available September 21st.
December 2, 2020 ~
In a normal year, we may welcome 60-70 people in the store at a time during the holiday shopping season, especially on weekends. This year we are trying to spread out the crowd so we need to ask as few folks as possible to wait before entry. The fire marshal says we can safely hold 24 people including staff. Here are some first time (and hopefully last time) ideas that we hope will work:
We normally offer our annual 20% off sale during the first weekend of December, but as that weekend is generally too mobbed for today's reality, here is the alternative plan: You will have ONE shopping opportunity on any day during the month of NOVEMBER to get the flat 20% discount on all your purchases. (Members can get an extra 5% on their Adult hardcover fiction purchases.) Coupons are available at the store, or print it via the email you received. This website does not offer the 20% off, so you must order via phone, email, or in person.
Not only is there a holiday sale, but Libro.FM is offering a free audiobook! Check out all the details here at Shop Local Bookstores!
September 30, 2020
Booklists for the 2020 Brattleboro Literary Festival ~ an online festival ~ can now be found under the 'Browse' tab!
September 26, 2020
Not only has the weather changed, but so has the front desk, our credit card processor, and soon, holiday hours.
Once again you're now able to order on the website and pay via credit card. Thank you for bearing with us while we made the transition! (please hit the 'read more' link)
With the holidays bearing down upon us, we're still figuring out the best way to serve you while the COVID19 pandemic rages on. At this point, we're thinking of having extended hours throughout the season, with people signing up for specific times and days. We will of course be open during regular hours too, but given that we have no idea how Coronavirus is going to play out once the doors and windows are closed, we want to keep our numbers in the store low for everyone's safety. If you're amenable, please drop us a line with your email address and we'll add you to <cue ominous music*> 'The List'. We promise we won't bombard you with anything more than operating hours information! While you can also call us with your info, quite frankly for some reason wearing a mask makes it harder to hear, and sending an email or popping in to sign at the front desk is easier. If you don't already have it, here is our email address.
September 3, 2020
Folks, we're switching credit card processors over the next week or so, and For Reasons can only take orders on the website as 'Pay in Store'. If you would like to pay by credit card, please call us at 802-254-8160 with your order.
We'll let you know as soon as it's back up.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020:
We are open!
Our front desk refit went swimmingly, the pc is hooked up and now we're all just trying to get used to it.
STORE: Big news - We're getting a new front desk! All of us are very excited. In order to do this, we will be closing early at 4pm on Tuesday, Aug 11, and will be closed Wednesday, August 12. We'll be reopening Thursday morning at 9:30 - wish us luck hooking up the computers, ha.
We're keeping our customer numbers in-store low, so if you find the back door locked during regular store hours, we are full up. If you're collecting a pre-paid item, just knock or give us a call and we'll give you your item.
We've installed a new, plastic curtain at the front desk. It's a strange and uncomfortable thing to have, but for everyone's safety we feel it's the best thing to do. Since the staff must wear masks while people are inside, we are unable to drink anything, and the dehydration is no joke!
Speaking of safety, starting Saturday, August 1st, Vermont know has a mask mandate. If you're in a public indoor space you must wear a mask or shield. This is highly encouraged for outdoor public spaces as well. There are spare masks at the front desk if you would like to browse and don't have one.
We are also moving to our own credit card server, and will thus briefly turn 'off' your ability to order on the website on Monday, August 17. I'll turn everything, including pre-order, back on once the credit card server is up and running - it shouldn't take more than a day or two. In the meantime, you can of course nevertheless order by phone, email, curbside, mail, or coming inside.
UPDATE JUNE 6, 2020
Everyone's Books always strives to create a welcoming environment for all. At this time in American history, it is necessary for all of us to confront and speak out about white supremacist violence, as well as its many toxic effects. One of the reasons we opened our store 36 years ago, pre internet, was to try to get diverse books into the hands of teachers and children, as many stores and libraries did not focus on this vital role of books at that time.
The cruel, regressive, racist and mendacious rule of Donald Trump and his cronies has forced us to be a more visible source of resistance to rhetoric and policies that endanger people of color as well as the planet. We have always tried to provide the tools for anti-racist visibility- yard signs, t-shirts, stickers, and pins, as well as reading material for all levels of understanding. This goes from board books for newborns that are inclusive of all, to a large selection of books for teens and adults about how we become a part of the huge movement to understand the deep roots of racism, and to fight racism and racial violence in this country.
We, the owners and staff of Everyone's Books, are outraged and continue to be saddened by the death of George Floyd and so many others who have been victims of police violence. Like so many people of good will, we will continue to do whatever we are able to create a fairer, more welcoming, and safer Vermont, and America, for all.
Nancy, Rich, Ann, Leslie, Clea, Julie, Fhar
Everyone’s Books is offering curbside pick up and we are now open on a limited basis to healthy customers inside (one family/group/individual at a time). We are open Monday-Friday 9:30am to 5pm, Saturdays 10-5, Sundays 11-5.
For curbside pick up:
1) Order here on our website. Members, please note: we cannot offer member discounts for on-line payments; choose to pay in the store to receive your discount).
2) Call 802-254-8160. We are happy to make recommendations over the phone.
3) Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment: Check or credit card preferred at this time.
Delivery: We offer curbside pick up from our back entrance on Harmony Lot or shipping via the US Post Office.
We hope to continue to provide teachers and families who are now isolated at home with our books, puzzles, games and other resources, and to support all our readers who find books invaluable while isolating. We need to stay open to fill our school orders and to receive and process the many boxes of books – ordered months ago – that continue to flow into the store.
Thank you for your decades of support. We hope this policy balances our needs and yours with the physical and mental health of our beloved community.
Now, back to "normal" information on our bookstore: <!--break-->
Since 1984, Everyone’s Books has offered our customers what they expect of an independent bookshop: personalized service, a curated collection with an emphasis on social justice, the earth, and children’s literature, and a safe place to come share your opinion on current events. As regulars and teachers know, we work hard to fulfill your ‘special orders’ of books not in stock at our shop.
We continue to offer all those good things at 25 Elliot Street in downtown Brattleboro. With this website, we expand your access to ordering books. Now you can access the entire catalog of IndieCommerce titles which we use to select books for the store, through the BROWSE menu. You can also buy audio books via LibroFM – just add us to your stores.
At this time, we cannot offer discounts for any on-line sales. You can still come into the shop or call us to special order and receive the usual discounts.
Teachers and schools, please call us or come in to order books.
To BROWSE, click on the search bar beneath our logo and enter a title, author or topic. You can order books and create wish list and pay on line via credit card or Paypal. You can also order books online and pay in store. Please read book entries carefully as the catalog includes titles that have not yet been published.Take a look around and tell us what you think and, as always, feel free to give us feedback.
Thank you for your support as we join the 21st century!