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Shop Updates

Starting Tuesday, August 4, we are open to customers from 1pm to 6pm, Tuesday through Saturday, and closed every Sunday and Monday. During these hours we're also open for phone orders and order pickup. When picking up an online order, PLEASE wait until you receive an email saying your order is ready before you come to the shop.

We take customer and staff safety very seriously. We're taking these precautions:

• face mask required; must cover nose and mouth

• use supplied hand sanitizer when you enter 

• up to 6 customers in the shop at a time, 

• limit browsing time to 20 minutes.

• follow social distancing rules by maintaining 6 ft of space around you

• restrooms are closed to the public

• our pickup window will remain open at the second entrance for those who prefer not to come inside.

As always, let us know if you have trouble physically accessing our space. We know it's a difficult space and we'll work with you to get you your order.

Black Lives Matter. Black Voices Matter.

We support Black authors, illustrators, and artists. As a community bookstore we are committed to practicing antiracism through our events, collaborations, and by consciously choosing to support BIPOC artists and small businesses. We are actively working to provide resources for our community members on ways to practice antiracism, and are offering virtual learning opportunities on talking to our kids and each other about race and antiracism. East City Bookshop is committed to creating a welcoming environment for all. 

East City Bookshop presents: Stay-at-Home Surprise Packs

Hello friends!  Do you miss our selection of journals, gifts, art supplies, toys, greeting cards and other fun items?  Fear not, we’re here with ECB Stay-at-Home Surprise Packs! Here’s how it works: you select the price point and tell us a bit about the recipient, we’ll pick the perfect items, pack them up, and send your pack on its way to spread love and good vibes.

Fill out this Google Form and we’ll get started on your surprise!  

Please note: given our limited staff at present, Surprise Pack orders may take a few days to ship. Because these are custom packs, individual items can’t be returned.             

New Stay-at-Home Surprise Pack added: Greeting Cards!

We don't want you to be without our cards! Want to send a snail mail surprise to your friends and neighbors? Fill out this Google form to receive a fun assortment of greeting cards.                                                                        

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Graduation Gifts