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March 26, 2020 (updated on August 16th)

Dearest Friends of Amherst Books:

We are not yet open for limited browsing.   Keep checking here for more information.

With that said, we are still committed to getting books in the hands of readers, & we could use your help now more than ever!   Read the information below to find out how you can still get books from us & help secure the future of our business.


—Students looking for coursebooks? Click here!

—Reach us by email at books @ amherstbooks.com.   Please include a list of the books you want, as well as your telephone number

—Note: we are here for responding to emails, telephone calls, & for curbside pickup, from roughly 9:00am until 2:00pm Monday through Friday

—You can search our stock by using the search bar at the top left of our Home Page

—We can special order many books, though it can often take a week to ten days for them to come in

—If we can’t special order a book or if time is of the essence, we recommend Bookshop.org.   There you can associate your order with Amherst Books & we’ll get a cut.

—All orders placed through us may be picked up (we have a bench just outside the door), delivered by hand if you’re in the area or shipped via USPS media mail for a small charge more depending on the size of the order, or by priority mail for a charge of $8.00 or more for large orders   Books must be paid for by credit card over the telephone in advance of pickup

We truly believe that books & bookstores are essential—especially in times of crisis.  If you would like to order a book but have a financial hardship, please reach out to us via email & we will try our best to make accommodations.

We wish you & yours many healthy returns.

Sincerely yours,

Shannon & Nat

“The greatest gift is a passion for reading.  It distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world & experience of a wide kind.   It is moral illumination.” - Elizabeth Hardwick

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