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
Dubus's work has been awarded a Pushcart Prize and the 1985 National Magazine Award for Fiction. It has also been cited in The One Hundred Most Distinguished Stories of 1993 and The Best American Short Stories of 1994. He was one of three finalists for the 1994 Prix de Rome given by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and House of Sand and Fog was a finalist for the 1999 National Book Award for Fiction.
Andre Dubus III is the son of Andre Dubus, a widely recognized master of short fiction who died in 1999. He teaches in Emerson College's MFA in writing program, and at Tufts University. He lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts, with his wife, dancer/choreographer Fontaine Dollas, and their three children.
An acclaimed novelist reflects on his violent past and a lifestyle that threatened to destroy him—until he was saved by writing.After their parents divorced in the 1970s, Andre Dubus III and his three siblings grew up with their exhausted working mother in a depressed Massachusetts mill town saturated with drugs and everyday violence. To protect himself and those he loved, Andre started pumping iron and learned to use his fists so well that he became the kind of man who could send others to the hospital with one punch, and did. Irresistibly drawn to stand up for the underdog, he was on a fast track to getting killed—or killing someone else.
Nearby, his father, an eminent author, taught on a college campus and took the kids out on Sundays. The clash of worlds between town and gown, between the hard drinking, drugging, and fighting of “townies” and the ambitions of well-fed students debating books and ideas, couldn’t have been more stark or more difficult for a son to communicate to a father. Only by finally putting pen to paper himself did young Andre come into his own, discovering the power of empathy in channeling the stories of others—and ultimately bridging the rift between his father and himself.
An unforgettable book, Townie is a riveting and profound meditation on physical violence and the failures and triumphs of love.