Summer Snooze 2024

Avid Summer Snooze 2024

This summer, Avid is taking a siesta!

The basics: For most of the summer, we’ll be pausing both book clubs and event programming. As we move into the slow summer season, we booksellers need to take a breath and regroup. This time will allow us to assess the current structure of our book club/event program and begin to build a more sustainable model for Avid moving forward. We will also be closed on Mondays during the months of June and July.


Read on for full details. 

 

SUMMER SNOOZE: Store Hours

We'll be closed on Mondays beginning June 3rd. Otherwise, our store hours remain the same. (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, 11-6; Friday and Saturday 11-7.) At this point, we haven't decided if we'll be open on Mondays again come August. If you have a strong opinion about this (say, you are busy every week until the end of eternity except for a small window of time on Mondays, when your only pleasure is browsing at Avid), please share. Don't fret: you can always browse on our website any time an in-person visit isn't possible. Web orders placed on a Monday will be taken care of by the following day. 

 

SUMMER SNOOZE: Events

Though we will host a small number events this summer, we are reducing the overall number of June and July events. In many cases (including several events we haven't announced yet!), we're simply postponing until fall semester. If you see an event listed on our event calendar, it's safe to say it's on. Please contact us if you have a specific question about events!

 

SUMMER SNOOZE: Book Clubs

Avid will be pressing pause on book clubs for June & July as part of Avid’s Summer Snooze.

Below you'll find an explanation of how each book club is handling our Summer Snooze. Please contact us if you have a specific question about book clubs!

 

SUMMER SNOOZE: We very much want to see you this summer! 

Just because we're snoozin' a little doesn't mean we're gonna be phoning it in. On the contrary: during the snooze, we aim to evaluate and hone some of our processes with customer service in mind. So come on by. And don't be shy about sharing your ideas with us.

We hope to see you in the shop a lot over these next few months. Summers in a college town are a blast, but they can be pretty rough on local business owners. When you're in town and trying to decide what to do with your time, we hope you'll opt to eat, drink, shop, read, and wander locally. Athens is rad and becomes even more so when you vote with your dollars to support independent businesses and organizations. 

No matter what your summer plans entail, be sure to treat yourself to an Avid staff pick for your road trips, mornings by the pool, or even sweltering afternoons huddled around your air conditioner! 

 

Still feeling nervous that you'll show up to a book signing or book club meeting only to learn there that it was cancelled due to our snooze? We hear you. Just shoot us an email and a bookseller will respond to let you know for sure if the event or meeting in question is still on the books. 

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How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy By Jenny Odell Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781612198552
Availability: In our warehouse - should arrive/ship in one month. (Currently not on our shelves.)
Published: Melville House - December 29th, 2020

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Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving By Celeste Headlee Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984824752
Availability: In our warehouse - should arrive/ship in one month. (Currently not on our shelves.)
Published: Harmony - June 1st, 2021

Rest Is Resistance: A Manifesto By Tricia Hersey Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316365215
Availability: In our warehouse - should arrive/ship in one month. (Currently not on our shelves.)
Published: Little, Brown Spark - October 11th, 2022

Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less By Alex Soojung-Kim Pang Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781541604834
Availability: In our warehouse - should arrive/ship in one month. (Currently not on our shelves.)
Published: Basic Books - January 23rd, 2024

Tired as F*ck: Burnout at the Hands of Diet, Self-Help, and Hustle Culture By Caroline Dooner Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063052970
Availability: In our warehouse - should arrive/ship in one month. (Currently not on our shelves.)
Published: Harper - February 8th, 2022