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BOOK PASSAGE BULLETIN: MAY 7

Thank you for your support

A special thanks to all who have shown their support by contributing to the GoFundMe campaign or to the Supporters of Book Passage program. We are very grateful. We are also very pleased with the increasing number of viewers that are watching our exciting “Conversations with Authors” program each weekend. Your continued support is very important.

The great writer Dave Eggers is sending original drawings to people who contribute $300 or more to our Supporters Program or to our GoFundMe page. If you’ve done either of those things, please email me at epetrocelli@bookpassage.com with your address so that I can pass it on to Dave.

Thanks to you all!
—Elaine

Call us to order books or place an order through our website

You can order the books you want right now either by placing your order on our website or by calling us at the store (415-927-0960, ext. 1) between 11:00 am-5:00 pm during the week or 12:00-6:00pm during the weekends. We’ll make sure that your order is sent as quickly as possible to your address.

Whether your order comes into the store by internet or by phone, one of our booksellers will be on hand find your books (or order them from a wholesaler if necessary), process your order, and let you know when it is expected to arrive at your address. They’ll also be available to answer any questions you might have. Since customers aren’t allowed to come into the store at the moment, calling in offers a chance for our booksellers to chat with you about their new favorite titles!

Book Passage to Begin Curbside Pickup in Marin on May 18

The Governor has announced a modification of the statewide stay-in-place orders that will allow curbside deliveries by some businesses, including “bookstores, clothing stores, florists and sporting goods stores.” Counties, however, are allowed to impose their own rules. The Marin County Health Officer says that Marin “will be planning toward an opening of these activities May 18th.”

That’s the date we’re planning on as well. We’ll be offering curbside pickup of books starting May 18, unless we hear otherwise from government officials. We’ll keep you posted!

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BOOK PASSAGE BULLETIN: APRIL 20

Many Thanks to Many People!

Over the last month we’ve been extremely touched by the wonderful support that we’ve received from customers, authors, publishers, and others. Many of you have made contributions, bought books online, or purchased gift certificates for use when we re-open. You’ve shared many helpful ideas and been wonderful in your letters of support. Here are a few things that deserve special mention:

  • A big hug to Anne Lamott and the others who organized the GoFundMe effort in support of Book Passage. The response has been generous and the messages heartwarming. We so appreciate your efforts and contributions.
  • Many thanks to Katherine Applegate for her April 17 event for children and children’s book-lovers. Several hundred people participated in this rollicking online event, which was designed as a benefit for Book Passage.
  • A big vote of gratitude to the team at Extended Session, who approached us with the idea for the “Conversations with Authors” series, which is now in its third week with more than 12,000 subscribers worldwide.
  • Some of our familiar B.P. programs are going strong, thanks to some superhuman efforts by a few staff members. One of the most important is the First Editions Club. This is a good time to sign up!
  • We were flabbergasted by Dave Eggers, who drew several pictures during his April 19  event on “Conversations with Authors.” He’s offered to give one away to anyone making a contribution of $300 or more to the “Supporters of Book Passage” program. The last time we looked there were still a few left.
  • Please write to me with your thoughts and ideas at epetrocelli@bookpassage.com. If you have contributed in some other way and would like to have that amount credited to our “Supporters” program, please let me know and we will make it happen.

Thank you one and all! We’re ready for the day we can open the doors and thank you in person.
—Elaine

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