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Don’t forget! Fri-Sat 11am-6pm is the beginning of our CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAYS SALE
~ 10% off all new books, sidelines, and select jewelry
~ 15% off all used books
~ sidewalk sale deep discounted books (weather depending)
Don’t miss it! Sale will continue next Fri-Sat too!
Once again I have an inconvenient but necessary appointment right in the middle of the day on Wednesday. It’s unfortunately at a time it would be useless to open for just a few minutes in the morning or again in the afternoon.
My apologies. My ducks won’t line up, recently.
We will be closed today (Friday) because, alas, my shingles is still acting up.
Monday we will be closed because of appointments. We will be open Tuesday-Saturday as usual next week.
We are going over to our spring—summer hours and will be open on Mondays now.
Open Monday – Saturday. Closed on Sundays.
Enjoy this wonderful weather!
We had to close after 1:30pm today for reasons beyond my control. We should be open tomorrow.
Enjoy this beautiful spring day!
Come join us to celebrate indie bookstores on national INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY, here at Star Cat Books. We will be having a storewide sale to celebrate on April 28:
~ all used books 15% off
~ all new books 10% off
~ all sidelines (bookmarks, magnets, etc.) 10% off
~ select jewelry 10% off
Cookies! Comfy chairs! Coffee (and tea)! Chat! Come by and hang out with us—community is what makes indie bookstores tick.
The auctions are ending in a staggered fashion. WATCH YOUR AUCTION TIMER TO SEE IF YOUR AUCTION IS ENDING SOON. You may be outbid at the last minute — be sure to pay attention to your email for outbid notices.
WHEN THE AUCTION IS OVER FOR YOUR. ITEM: If you win it, you will get an email to YOUR PAYPAYL EMAIL ADDRESS with an invoice for the book(s) you won. We rely on on, on the honor system, to pay your invoice in a timely manner. Check you SPAM box for the mail, too.
Books will be sent via Book Rate in the US and via International First Class to overseas and Canadian winners.
All winners receive a special bookmark that gives them a permanent 20% off all purchases of in-store books and ordered used books from us. Unfortunately, we have no control over the website bookstore as it’s through a third party, and we can’t discount there (we hope one day they’ll let us do coupons, but that’s in the far future). In the meantime, that discount applies for life, for all books in the store and all used books we order in for you and ship to you (which goes without saying).
And of course, if you ever visit us, the coffee and little cakes are on me!
Good morning! Today the store is closed but the online Neil Gaiman signed bks auction is finishing at 3pm EST. Get in your last bids now! Help us make our goal of $2900 & help keep an indie bookstore healthy.
If you think you have a winning bid, please watch your PayPal email address for an invoice after the auction ends. It may go to a spam folder—double-check your mail for it. We rely on you to follow through with the invoice payment on the honor system. Thank you.
PLEASE READ ALL BELOW:
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE END OF THE AUCTION WHEN IT HAPPENS ON APRIL 7, 3PM EST.
IF YOU HAVE WON A BOOK, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR A NOTIFICATION FROM PAYPAL. IT MAY BE IN YOUR JUNK MAIL.
You need to pay PayPal for the book you won; and I’m blindly counting on you to follow through on this, as the auction software erases your existence as soon as the auction ends, so I have no idea who the winners are or your email addresses. And of course we are counting on you to pay for your winning bid. 🙂
So please be honest, please follow through!
GRANDSON OF ETA: We are extending the auction for a week—ending Saturday, April 7, 3pm(ish) EST. The goal is $2,900 and we’re about halfway now; lots of items still at a reasonable price so bid hem up! Please spread the word that the auction has been extended!
SON OF ETA: Woohoo! We have now raised $1,140 of the $2,900 goal for the @neil-gaiman signed books auction to benefit Star Cat Books. There are 5.5 days to go now.
Come bid now! There are still some low bids on signed copies of GOOD OMENS (to be a series on Amazon in 2019, starring David Tennant & Michael Sheen). Good deals on other books still at lower bids, too! Support an indie bookstore — we are becoming a rare breed.
ETA: <3 TO ALL OUR BIDDERS! WINNING BIDDERS WILL GET PERMANENT 20% DISCOUNT FOR ANY ORDER AT STAR CAT BOOKS. APPLIES ONLY TO PHONE & EMAIL ORDERS (sorry, website orders are done by a 3rd party—but we can do it via phone & email just the same!). WE WILL ORDER NEW OR USED BOOKS FOR YOU! (New books are sent directly to you with no shipping cost. Used are sent by book rate via our store.)
Please read all the instructions below.
We are doing it again, folks! A Neil Gaiman Signed Books Auction to raise money for Star Cat Books, to get us through the winter season here in VT (yes, it’s still winter here!).
The link to the auction is:
(The link is also, above, in the black bar of navigational links.)
And we ask that you do two things:
1. Bid often and bid high! This is to keep the bookstore in existence. Independent bookstores rely on their readers to help keep them in business. During slow periods like winter, we rely on our patrons — in this case the lovely NEIL GAIMAN, who is a friend and a wonderful guy, all around. And we rely on you, his fans, to help us out.
2. Be aware we need to ship to you (either book rate or first class) and take that into account when you bid. If you live overseas, shipping can be as much as $50 for us to send to you—take that into consideration when you’re bidding to win, please.
This year we’ve deliberately kept the initial bid low ($50) to encourage bidding. Last time we ran this, two years ago, a lot of books went up to $200 each. It’s what kept us going. Bid high! Bid often!
(And we gave you five, five! copies of GOOD OMENS to bid on, just because we love it and because of the upcoming show. Grab those copies!)
THE DEADLINE FOR BIDDING IS MARCH 31 SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 3PM Eastern Standard Time US. EVERY TIME SOMEONE OUTBIDS YOU, YOU WILL GET A NOTICE (just like in eBay). YES, YOU CAN BID AGAIN. PLEASE DO.
Payment is through PayPal (our apologies, but it’s the only viable option to the system). You can, using PayPal, use debit, credit, e-checks. It’s very flexible.
Now go out there and start bidding!