All are welcome, and we are doing everything we can to keep you and our staff safe. We are open now Mon to Sat 9-7, and Sun.10-6. Masks are required, as is hand sanitizing when you enter. Social distancing is encouraged,and we see our customers trying to be mindful and respectful of each other. We will have to limit the number of customers in the store at one time as we get closer to Christmas, but so far we haven't reached our capacity for the 7000 square feet. We have seen a lot more early Christmas shopping -- which is probably a good idea considering the way the pandemic is surging, and the possibilities of a shut-down. ( shudders from everyone... but nothing is more important than getting a handle on this virus and slowing the tragic loss of life).
It is important to note that WE ARE USING ONLY OUR FRONT DOOR WHICH OPENS DIRECTLY ONTO THE PARKING LOT ON THE LIBERTY ST. SIDE OF THE TANNERY. The door to the Tannery indoor mall is closed permanently during the pandemic, except for handicap access, or those who have baby-strollers. It is much safer for customers and staff when we are not a pass-through to the back hall.
For those uncomfortable with coming inside, call us at 978-465-9359, and we will still can do "no contact parking lot pick-up".
And we are still offering free home delivery to all who need it. Twice weekly Paul delivers for us locally. For all our loyal customers who drive a bit more to visit us, we will get your books to you, free of charge. CALL US 978.465.9359, and we can chat about books over the phone,and make our usual stellar recommendations. EMAIL US AT Jabberwockybooks@gmail.com. OR ORDER RIGHT HERE, CHOOSING "PICKUP AT STORE OPTION" AND WE WILL CONTACT YOU TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR FREE DELIVERY.
Once again a huge Thank-you to all who contributed to The Go-Fund-Me campaign last spring and quite literally ensured our survival. Sue says she has learned that The Jabberwocky really isn't just hers, but belongs to the whole community. Thank you all.
Please everyone stay safe and healthy during the holidays -- The Jabberwocky Staff
Charles Van Eman is also the author of the novel, The Weight Of Loss. He has worked as an actor, director, screenwriter, teacher, and researcher. He currently lives north of Boston.
Visit his website here.
Charles Van Eman's high-spirited, raucously lyrical novel chronicles the adventures of Tom McInnes, a young man looking for a sign, a clue, a sideways glimpse of what he hopes may be his future. Profoundly disillusioned by his relationship with his family and what he sees happening in America, Tom heads off on a quest to make sense of his life.
The result is a funny and thoughtful novel of embattled faith, love, and the search for truth. Set in America, Peru, and on the shores of Scotland, On the Way to Pomona plunges into mysterious, lonely corners of the human spirit, where the past draws blood, long-held family secrets are revealed, and a determined blue heron has the last laugh.
Wow, did I love On the Way to Pomona! It’s, How I Met Your Mother meets Carlos Casteneda! Anne Tyler meets Siddhartha! I love the picaresque quality of the narrative, the sense of humor, the terrific cast of characters, and Van Eman’s fine ear for dialogue."
Betsy Rapoport, editor, writer