The holidays are upon us and the rush to get the perfect book for everyone on your list is on. If you are ordering something for the holidays please let us know in the comments so we can prioritize your order. Here is more information about inventory statuses and online shopping for the holidays.
It's Complicated: This status means the book is neither on our shelves nor at our primary distributor. This means will have to check on the availablity of the book with other sources. Sometimes these books are still available and sometimes they are not. We can even get some of these titles in 1-3 business days as with the "Available to Order" status. Books ordered from a publisher can take 1-3 weeks to arrive at the store so orders that have to be fulfilled by the publisher are already cutting it close. Feel free to call us at 617-491-2220 for more information about a specific book.
Available at Warehouse: This status means the book is at our distributor and that we can get the book to the store and/or shipped to you in 1-5 business days. The "business" is the key part of "business days," so orders placed on a Friday might take an extra couple of days because we can't place on the weekend. The last day we'll be recieving deliveries at the store before Christmas (for sure) will be Friday December 23, so adjust your ordering accordingly.
On Our Shelves Now: We update our online inventory once a day, but there is a lot of turnover this time of year. If time is of the essence, please call the store at 617-491-2220 with the title information. You can put the book on hold and pay for it over the phone.
With all of our orders, we're happy to gift wrap them and add a message. Just let us know in the comments.
And just for your reference, here are our special hours this holiday season.
Sunday, December 24, 8AM-5PM
Monday, December 25, CLOSED
Tuesday, December 26: CLOSED
Sunday, December 31: 8AM-5PM
Monday, January 1: 1PM-5PM for our annual sale!
Thank you for all of your support during the holidays and over the course of the year.