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Shop Early this Holiday Season!

Shop Early this Holiday Season!

Due to COVID-19 related slow-downs, we encourage you to complete your 2021 holiday shopping early.

Here is why: COVID-19 continues to disrupt the global supply chain for all retailers. Book production and distribution have been hit especially hard. Publishers have warned that books that sell out in the fall may not be available again until after the holiday season. We have stocked up on inventory in anticipation of this, but shopping early, in-store or online, will help ensure you get the books you want for the holidays. Below are some additional tips:

Shop Early Online

We have worked hard to upgrade our website for our customers over the last year, so are excited to have it as a holiday shopping option. However, we are still urging customers to finish their holiday shopping early as it could take up to 5-7 business days for new online orders to be processed when we are at our busiest. 

Pick-up in the Store or Mail Priority

We recommend placing your order for in-store pick-up no later than November 19th (for Chanukah) or December 17th (for Christmas). If your order needs to be shipped, please place it as early as possible. All packages are shipped via the US Postal Service. We highly recommend that gifts be sent via USPS Priority Mail, which is insured.

Plan Ahead

While you shop, please keep this information in mind and plan ahead. We will do everything we can to have your online order ready as quickly as possible. However, we cannot guarantee that your online order will be completed by a specific date, so the earlier you plan and shop the better.

We always want to exceed our customers’ expectations, so we appreciate your patience and understanding. Thank you for supporting your neighborhood bookstore by choosing to shop with us this holiday season.


With gratitude,

Brookline Booksmith, since 1961