Dearest Friends of Amherst Books:
Hurrah! We are now open for safe browsing & all business.
A maxiumum of 7 customsers will be allowed in the shop all at once.
Our new schedule:
Tuesday - Saturday
10:00am - 4:00pm
We will still be taking orders by email (email@example.com) or by telephone (413-256-1547), from 10:00 - 4:00, Tuesday through Saturday; if no one picks up during those hours we’re sometimes overwhelmed, please try again in a few minutes. After hours please call again the next day, we are not listening to messages.
We will continue curbside pickup, we will deliver to local addresses one day a week, & will mail books for a small fee.
Announcing the Dean’s Beans Weekly Book Contest!
Dean’s Beans will give away any one book (or two young adult books) in the shop—no special orders— to the winner each weak.
Just come in & fill out a slip with your name, phone number or email, & the book (or books) you want. We will draw a name at random once a week & notify the winner. (Some conditions may apply.)
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.
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
N.B. In-store events are canceled until further notice but please check our Events page for virtual events sponsored by Amherst College, the University of Massachusetts, & others.
Be well! And best wishes from all of us to all of you.
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