Our Services, COVID-19

Dear friends,

We hope you and yours are safe and well during this time. We can't tell you how much we've appreciated your wonderful support of our happy place. It gives us smiles and strength when we need it most.

We've rounded up a few different ways that you can support us during this time. Thank you all so much.

Our Services + How You Can Support Us

Appointment Only: In-Store Shopping

The shop has washed her hair and put on her makeup, and we can't wait to welcome you in—a few at a time. Please call us to schedule your in-store shopping appointment! We appreciate your consideration of the health and safety of our staff and your neighbors. Thank you for wearing a mask and social distancing while in our happy place!

Porch Pickup

We will continue to offer outdoor pickup from 10:00-5:00, Monday-Saturday. Call the shop, send us an email at staff@bluewillowbookshop.com, or order online!

Let Us Do the Shopping for You!

Friends, personalized recommendations are what we do all day long. Give us a call or email us at staff@bluewillowbookshop.com to tell us about books you love, or the age and interests of the person you're shopping for, and we'll recommend titles we think you'll love! Then drop on by for curbside pickup, easy as pie.

Online Ordering

Did you know that we always welcome your online orders? We can pre-order books for you. We can special order books for you. We can ship 'em right to your door. It's like the other place, but so much better for our community, the environment, and our local economy.

We can't tell you how much we've appreciated your orders these past weeks! Please bear in mind that if you've ordered a book that we don't currently have in the shop, we have to order it from our supplier. As you can imagine, they are swamped right now as bookstores nationwide take on a much higher volume of online ordering. They are working hard to get your books out as soon as possible, but we'd recommend anticipating some delays. Thank you for your patience and understanding, and thank you for supporting local businesses like ours.

FAQs for ordering from our website!

--"On Our Shelves Now" means we ~probably~ have it
--"Usually Ships in 1-5 Days" means be patient, the warehouses are backed up
--"Special Order" or "Hard to Find" means no way—head to Biblio.com to see if someone has a copy!

Shipping

We're currently offering $5.00 Media Mail and $8.00 Priority shipping. If the book(s) you've ordered are not currently in stock, please see above—delays may be expected during this time of high-volume shipping. We sincerely appreciate your understanding and support during this time.

Gift Cards

A lovely gift for you (or a friend), if we do say so ourselves! You can order gift cards online here: https://www.bluewillowbookshop.com/gift-card, or by giving us a call at (281) 497-8675. Your gift card can be picked up or shipped to your door.

Follow Us on Social Media + Subscribe to our Newsletter

We love connecting with you and meeting new friends online. Please follow us @bluewillowbooks on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for shop news, updates, and fun!

Our Messy Desk newsletter sends every other Monday, a letter from us to you. You can subscribe right here: https://page.co/EDbQa

Libro.fm

The folks at Libro.fm are our dear friends, and their product is undeniably fabulous. Support us (or the indie bookstore of your choice) when you get your audiobooks with Libro.fm

Right now, they have a very generous offer going on for a limited time: To support independent bookstores, they have a deal for new members—when you start a membership with code SHOPBOOKSTORESNOW, you’ll get two audiobooks for the price of one and 100% of your payment will go to your bookstore! Check it out here: https://libro.fm/?bookstore=bluewillowbookshop