All during the month of OCTOBER 2020, we are holding a raffle (one entry per child) for a free $10 gift certificate for books (one boy’s, one girl’s) to be drawn on HALLOWEEN. You will be notified by mail, so no in-store contact needs to be made on Halloween itself. One book purchase (no dollar limit) required to enter.
Our hours remain the same (10am-3pm, Tues-Sat) and a 4-person limit is still in force for the store. Masks are required, and we have latex-free gloves at the door for you to handle books, if you so wish.
We wish you all a wonderful autumn and a happy Halloween to come!
Welcome to our new and old NIFT shoppers! So far 67 of you have signed up for NIFT gift cards for our bookstore, worth up to $30 each. We’re excited to introduce you to our store and to our neighborhood!
Want to know what NIFT is? Think of it as a gift card, but it’s offered by the state of Vermont to promote local small businesses. Sign up at https://www.gonift.com (bottom of the page) and follow the directions they send you to pick the store(s) you want a gift card for. We hope you’ll pick ours!
What does it cost you? NOTHING. These are free gift cards sponsored by the state through a grant to lift small businesses out of the pandemic. If you like your experience with us, we hope you’ll leave a good review on the app or website for NIFT after shopping with us. And that you’ll sign up for more local stores.
Want to try audiobooks but don’t want to give money to The Big Company? Want instead to support an indie bookstore? We are affiliated with LibroFM, which has all the books the other guy has, plus more. $14.95/mo (1st month = 3 books, 2 extra for free, 1 book per month thereafter), 30% off all other books all the time, easy returns no questions asked, can stop at any time. A la carte purchases whenever you want if you don’t want to subscribe.
I’ve personally been listening to books from LibroFM and they’re marvelous! I listen on my iPad and color at the same time (my downtime, relaxing thing to do). They’re great for drive-time, for anytime you can’t hold a book in your hand or if you just want to relax and listen.
I need to, for the next few weeks, reduce the hours at the store. I’m about to have knee replacement surgery in early August, but my “good” knee is worse than the one being replaced, so by 4pm I’m ready for ice on both of them and to be lying down.
So, all this is saying, for several weeks our hours will be:
10am – 3pm, Tuesday-Saturday
If you’re by early, I may be in as early as 9am, as my husband comes with me to help open the store and then rush off to work, himself.
Looking forward to seeing you all! Remember, the month of June is our big SALE month! 40% off all used books, 15% off all new books.
STAR CAT BOOKS is reopening Tuesday, June 9, 2020!
40% off all used books, 15% off all new books.
We will be supplying gloves for all customers for your protection & the books’ — we require all customers wear their own masks to enter the store. We are also gloved & masked for your protection and ours. We love our customers and want them safe.\
Our maximum capacity will be 4 customers (5 if my assistant isn’t around or I’m not around).