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
Thirty-seven years ago I opened Jabberwocky (the Little Bookshop) on a wing and a prayer in a tiny space of about 350 square feet in the not-yet-renovated Newburyport, with the idealistic belief that if I offered the best books I could find, the books I loved, then the store would prosper. Today, as one of the largest independent bookstores on the Northshore, we still believe this. Our goal is quite simply to offer the community the most unique, the most beautiful, the most interesting, the most timely, and the most entertaining books.
At Jabberwocky, we bring people and books together. Our staff of avid readers has knowledge, dedication, and the proven ability to help our customers find the perfect books (see Brilligs). Very often if we need to order a book we will have it for our customer within two days.
We discount Indiebound bestsellers both paperback and hardcover, as well as summer reading lists for the local schools, and we offer a senior citizens' discount every Monday.
We have partnered with Eureka (see Eureka! under Welcome to Jabberwocky), the educational toy store next door, bringing children's books and toys together in a truly delightful way.
We now offer used books in the Green Room (see Once Read Books in the Green Room under Welcome to Jabberwocky), as well as our usual selection of bargain books throughout the store.
And finally, almost every Friday night we bring authors and readers together in our ongoing Author Series (see Store Events).
Our store is conveniently located (see Directions under Welcome to Jabberwocky), open daily 9 to 9 and Sundays 10 to 6, with plenty of parking right at the front door.
People and books - the reason I opened my store so many years ago, and the reason I still love it today. - Sue Little