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COVID -19 Updates
What's going on at The Curious Reader?
We're safe, healthy, and hanging in there! Right now our doors are closed to the public for safety reasons and in accordance with the most recent directive by Gov. Murphy.
Aw, man. Can we still get books from you?
Yes, indeed! As of right now we're offering free delivery to Glen Rock, Ridgewood, and Fair Lawn for orders of $50 or more. We're washing our hands, sanitizing everything in sight, maintaining contact-free transactions, and doing everything we can to be clean and healthy. Give us a call at 201-444-1918 to chat with either Chris or Sally , click on one of those names to send an email, or click the ORDER BOOKS button above and we can get you some books! Check out our Pointy page to see what we have in stock. Don't forget that even though we're a children's bookstore we can order grown-up books for you, too.
Are your hours the same?
Right now we're open 9am - 4pm Tuesday through Saturday and we're using Sunday as our catch-up day. As always, we're closed on Monday. After 4 is when we typically go out for delivery so we're harder to reach after that. Leave a message, send an email, or contact us through social media and we'll get back to you as soon as we can!
I've got a book-loving friend who could use something to read right now. Would you guys ship some books I picked out?
Absolutely! We can ship books anywhere in the continental US! So give us a call and we can send something good to read to all of your bummed-out friends and loved ones. (Please note that we can no longer offer free shipping - sorry folks!)
So I'm guessing no storytime, right?
Oh heavens, no. We've unfortunately had to cancel all events through the end of the month and will likely have to postpone more as the crisis continues.
We think your store is aces. What else can we do to support you?
Thank you! We think you people are all pretty great, too! If you'd like to support us and become a more literate, attractive, and well-rounded person at the same time please feel free to buy a gift certificate, get yourself or gift someone else an audiobook, sign someone up for our monthly book subscription service, post about us on social media, or even just sign up for our newsletter. You can also donate to the BINC Foundation to help indie booksellers in crisis.
Anything else we should know?
We want to all to know how touched we are that so many of you want to support us during the crisis. We're very lucky to have customers like you! We want everyone to be safe and stay sane for the duration. Be well, be good to each other, and PLEASE reach out to us if there is anything at all we can do to help (even if it has nothing to do with books).
Sorry! Storytimes Postponed Until Later