Gofundme for store – help save us!

Our gofundme for Star Cat Books is stalled at just over $1,000. Our rent, which we just paid for March, was $725. We now have two bills due: electric & internet (both necessary because they run our security system). $133 + $142.

We also need to pay April’s rent of $725.

Do the math. We aren’t going to make it unless we get an influx of money. PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG TO ALL YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA. Keep an independent bookstore in VT alive.

If you want to tug at heartstrings, this is the bookstore run by one of Neil Gaiman’s copyeditors and friends.

WE NEED HELP OR WE WILL BE FORCED TO SHUT THE DOORS AND WALK AWAY FROM 3K OF BOOKS, SHELVING, CASH REGISTER, EVERYTHING.

I’m getting desperate.

I’d say buy books from us, but our bookshop on the bookshop DOT org doesn’t pay enough and it only pays once every six months. We need money NOW.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/love-star-cat-books-in-the-time-of-covid19

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We are closed for COVID-19.

We don’t know when we will be open again. Please watch this space for more information.

Online shopping is available (see post below), used books still available (see post below), gift certificates still available (see post below).

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Online bookshop is running!

Our online bookshop is up and running. Browse our recommendations, search for any book you want! As long as our logo and bookstore name are at the top of your page, you’ll be ordering from us (with us getting the profit!); shipping is direct to you.

Note that gift certificates from our store cannot be applied to the online bookshop.

https://bookshop.org/shop/Starcatbooks

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Online bookshop coming soon!

We are in the process of setting up an online bookshop (new books only for now) similar to what we had before. Please bear with us as this process may take a few weeks; the woman in charge of it for the company we’re dealing with is home sick (we hope you will keep her in your thoughts).

Watch this space for more information as it comes!

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Gift certificates!

A client inquiry reminded me to make this post!

WE SELL GIFT CERTIFICATES IN ANY DENOMINATION.

I can take orders using credit/debit over the phone & mail you a gift certificate, even though I’m working from home. Call (US) 603-512-9251.

We have clients all over the world who order with us using gift certificates. They place the order for us to get books for them; we ship them “debiting” from the gift certificate each time.

Gift certificates can only be used for books already in the “brick store” (we will search for you!) or used books we can search for and order for you.

Please write to starcatbooks@starcatbooks.com to order gift certificates and books. We’ll arrange a purchase via phone.

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Closed this week

We are mostly closed this week due to COVID-19 precautions. We’re going to set up a day & limited hours for you to pick up books you’ve ordered that are coming in by mail. Watch this space for more information soon.

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Are we Essential? Yes we are!

REMINDER TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS: We specialize in children’s books & have a ton of homeschooling books. This is why we’re classified as an “essential” business.

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Isolating for the Pandemic? You Need Books!

Isolating or practicing safe distances during the COVID-19 pandemic? We would love to isolate, but we have no choice but to continue to keep you guys fulfilled with all your book needs.

How?

PERSONAL SHOPPING WHILE YOU’RE IN YOUR CAR OR OUTSIDE, IF YOU WISH

CURBSIDE PICKUP IF YOU CALL AHEAD & HAVE US FIND A BOOK FOR YOU IN THE STORE

40% OFF ALL USED BOOKS IN THE STORE

FREE SHIPPING FOR ORDERED BOOKS or BOOKS FROM STORE (& ITEMS, INCLUDING MAGIC CARDS)

FREE BOOK SEARCHES & ORDERING OF GOOD USED AND ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS, PHONE ORDERS WITH CREDIT/DEBIT MINIMUM $5 (instead of usual $10) — FREE SHIPPING or can be picked up curbside (7-10 business day turnaround on these orders)

OUR NEW BOOKS ARE STILL HERE! DON’T FORGET THEM! GREAT ADULT, YOUNG ADULT, AND CHILDREN’S BOOKS TO BE FOUND.

CLEAN SHOPPING: Purell at door, antiviral wipes for the books you handle as you browse — shop wiped down after every customer, including the exterior door handles. If you wish, our usually-not-open-to-the-public washroom is available for hand washing.

WE ALSO HAVE MAGIC THE GATHERING CARDS IN STOCK!
We have specific cards for collectors ( Photo below)
Premade packs we did (colors)
premade 50-card boosters $7
25 colors/artifacts/gold $3.25
15 gold/artfacts $3.25
Lands .10 ea

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Magic Packs!

You guys already know we have our special MAGIC The Gathering “booster packs” of 50 for $7, but we now have Deck Builders packs of uncommon & commons ($4.25 for 25) & the Treasure Packs of just gold & artifacts ($3.25 for 15).

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Closed today

We are closed today: (1) the new neighbor is putting in flooring or something & the adhesive odors are overpowering, (2) it is just too damn cold outside.

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