The latest COVID-19-related updates:

Hello friends! While our storefront is temporarily closed to customers due to COVID-19 restrictions, we're still taking orders for shipping (see below for details). You can place an order right here, on our website. Start with the SEARCH BOOKS box at the top of the left column on this page, or the SHOP menu item at the top of this page. If you have questions, need help, or want recommendations, there are several ways to get in touch.

Ways to reach us via email: for general information and questions for questions about orders placed on our website for help placing an order or to check on an existing phone order

Ways to reach us via phone:

Store phone: (202) 290-1636

Leave a voice message and we will do our best to return your call within 24 hours. A real live person will be answering calls at the shop between 1pm and 5pm Monday through Friday. If you can't get through during that time, leave a message and we'll return your call.

Hotline: (202) 539-2554

Need recommendations, information, or just want to share your thoughts on a book? Our adult buyer Emilie is there for you at our book hotline. Text or call; she has direct access to children's buyer Cecilia if you're looking for kids and YA recommendations.

In-store events are canceled through April, but some of our book clubs will hold virtual sessions, see specific book club information.

Check back soon—we're working on more ways to connect!

Shipping nfo:

• Reduced Shipping Charges: Shipping will be $4 + $1 for each additional book for all domestic orders until further notice.

We greatly appreciate your continued enthusiasm and support for East City Bookshop! We are currently processing online orders in 72 hours or less.

Thank you for your patience and continued support. Stay home and stay safe!

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