Update Monday morning, March 30, 2020:
Thanks to the huge outpouring of support, our staff are working around the clock to fulfill your orders. Orders may be delayed a few extra days due to hiccups in our supply chain. Our reduced staff is working overtime to ship books out to you as soon as they arrive. We appreciate your patience.
Our store floor remains closed until further notice. Curbside pickup remains suspended. If you have not already paid or requested it and would like your book(s) shipped, you may pay $5 (flat, for all quantities) to our Venmo @avidbookshop or PayPal. Please contact us with your address.
Update Friday afternoon, March 20, 2020:
In-store pickup (and curbside pickup) has been suspended until further notice.
Our store floor will be closed until April 7.
Sunday evening, March 15, 2020
We hope this announcement finds you safe and sound. Most of our fans probably already have a book or five you're looking forward to spending time with while we all practice social distancing and help flatten the curve.
For the safety of our staff and our community, we are temporarily closing our sales floor to the public starting Monday, March 16, through Sunday, March 29. We will have a bookseller answering phone calls and arranging pickups (suspended as of 3/20/20) betweek 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
While this means you won't be able to stop inside and browse around or attend any events, you'll still be able to visit us online at avidbookshop.com where you can browse and shop as our team continues to fulfill orders and answers the phone. While it'll never replace the real thing, try browsing our staff favorites, check out our 2019 favorites, browse our bestsellers. We currently have a special on free shipping on orders over $50.
Prefer audiobooks? Shopping on Libro.fm helps us too! Already have all you need right now? Look foward to the future and place a pre-order or one of our monthly, hand-picked book subscriptions. Consider buying a gift card for yourself, making it it easy for you to give us a call any time to order something and say "put it on my gift card" like a very fancy person. Or, alternatively, you can buy card for someone else too, sharing with someone your love for us with someone else. If anything, simply sharing our links and posts with friends and family helps immensely.
If you ordered a book for in-store pick-up please read below how you can still arrange a pick-up or delivery.
We have so many creative ideas on how we’re going to continue to share our love for reading and Athens while staying safe. Be on the lookout for some fun surprises! Sign up for our newsletter to stay on top of the latest happenings.
Finally, we should greatly emphasize that for some of us, we’re entering into a time of great uncertainty. So, we understand if you’re unable, but, if you can spare it, we are also graciously accepting donations in any amount.
Thank you and continue to order online from us! We've been getting so much love!
For the safety of our staff and our community, Avid's store floor is currently closed to the public; however, we are processing orders online at avidbookshop.com.
FOR ALREADY PAID ORDERS
If your book is PAID and you requested in-store pickup, we have three options to help get the book you ordered to you. **Choose one option and contact us with your choice.**
1) If you would like your book(s) shipped you may pay $5 (flat, for all quantities) to our Venmo @avidbookshop or PayPal. Please send your address so we can ship your book(s).
2) If you would like to pick up your book(s), please call the shop (706-850-2843) Monday through Friday between 10:00am and 4:00pm when you are about 5 minutes away and we will place your order outside.
FOR ORDERS YOU HAVE NOT YET PAID FOR
If your book is NOT PAID, please call the shop Monday to Friday between 10:00am and 4:00pm to process your order with a card.
We hope these options work for you. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns and we will try to get back to you as soon as possible.
your Avid Bookshop booksellers
1662 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, Georgia 30606
When store will be staffed (but not open to public): Monday-Friday, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Online: 24/7 at avidbookshop.com