Holiday Shipping Information and Dates for 2023

Welcome to the 2023 Holiday Season

As always we are truly grateful for every order and for everyone's support. It makes the holidays more magical (and also feeds our cats)!

Shipping OptionsPhoto of paper snowflakes hanging from the ceiling.

We ship via USPS, and every year, they experience a lag during the holiday season.  Shop early, ship early, and save yourself a headache.

We offer two types of Shipping from the store:

  • Priority ($9.90 plus a $1 per extra book)
    Comes with tracking, insures your packages, and generally is quicker.
  • Media ($5.00 plus $1 per extra book)
    Does NOT have tracking nor insurance* and usually takes a bit longer than Priority.
    *This means if your packages are lost, we are not able to replace or refund them.

    Please note that additional charges may apply to exceptionally heavy or oversized books.

Shipping Books from the Store

If you are shipping your books from our store, and want them to arrive by December 24, here are some very important dates:

  • Books not in stock at the store (i.e. we don’t have them on our shelves):  please place your order by December 7th.
  • Books in stock at the store (meaning they are currently on our shelves): please place your order by December 14th.

In-store Pickup

Books not in stock at the store (i.e. we don’t have them on our shelves): Please place your order by December 13th.

If we have the book in stock, and you want to pick it up in store, you have until December 24th at 4PM.

We are closed on Christmas Day, December 25th.

Gift Wrapping

Yes, we can gift wrap!  We have a whole host of gift wrappers ready to make your purchases look really magical.

If you are ordering online, pick out the style of wrapping paper you'd like from the drop down menu at checkout, and please note in the comments section the name of each book’s recipient along with the title of the book.

Further questions? Feel free to call us at (828) 254-6734.

And finally, we hope everyone has a happy and safe season, and we look forward to seeing you all!