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!