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Frequently asked


  • Why are you prices higher than Amazon?
    There are many reasons why Amazon offers lower prices on some products. They don't mind losing money and using books as a loss leader to get customers interested in buying other, higher-value items. We do not plan on losing money through sales so, we are obligated to offer the books at the suggested retail list price. The margins in books are very thin, but we will occasionally have sales. By supporting independent retail, consumers are supporting their neighborhoods, communities, public services, and everything that a healthy local economy contributes to. Here is an article about the true cost of shopping with Amazon:
  • Why support and independent bookstore?
    When you shop at an independently-owned business, your entire community benefits: - Spend $100 at a local and $68 of that stays in your community. Spend the same $100 at a national chain, and your community only sees $43. - Local businesses create higher-paying jobs for our neighbors. - More of your taxes are reinvested in your community--where they belong. - Buying local means less packaging, less transportation, and a smaller carbon footprint. - Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money to beautify your community. - Local retailers are your friends and neighbors—support them and they’ll support you. - Local businesses donate to charities at more than twice the rate of national chains. - More independents means more choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community.
  • Can I order a book that hasn't been released yet?
    Yes! Contact Jillian at and we will get your custom pre-order rolling!
  • Can I order used books online?
    Yes! All of our used books are available for purchase online.
  • How will I recieve my online order?
    Your online order will be avaivable for local deliver or shipping (shipping charges will apply).
  • Do you accept used book donations?
    Yes! And we offer store credit for all donatations! Contact us for more details.
  • Are you a bar?
    Not yet, but we will be! If you would like to donate to make this dream come true faste please contact Jillian at
  • Where are you located?
    For now we are mobile only, attending markets and popping up around Richmond/Rosenberg. Check our events page for where we will be next!
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