Buy online with Star Cat Books!

Just about every book in print (and journals and DVDs and audiobooks and games and, and, and!) are in our online store! Click on the blue BOOKSHOP image to the right of this post, and you’ll go to the page affiliated with our online store. We hope you’ll use this throughout the year for books for you, for friends, family, neighbors, your pets, whoever! Our books at Bookshop are often discounted (just like the Big A), are mailed directly to you (or wherever you want), and you can find just about every book in print!

Note that at the very bottom of the web page, there is a link to Gift Certificates, which you can send to anyone with an email address. Give the gift of books any time of the year!

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Tuesday: Snow Day!

In anticipation of the NWS/NOAA winter storm warning for Monday night through Wednesday morning, I am declaring the bookstore CLOSED ON TUESDAY.

Stay home if you can. Drive only carefully if you must — be careful out there. Power outages predicted.

While Bradford (Orange County) is expecting 4-6” of heavy wet snow, where I live is expecting closer to 6-12”.

Keep warm. Read a book!

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12th Night Sale!

While rumors run rife in the area about shop closings, WE ARE GOING STRONG & AREN’T GOING ANYWHERE.

In fact, we’re having a SALE on 12th Night – January 6 – otherwise known as Epiphany. All day Friday, Jan 6 come on in and save on all new & used books, including rare and antiquarian. Stock up on your reading for the cold months ahead!

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All the stuff in print & more! In time for the holidays!

Shameless plugging: Remember you can order books, games, Funko Pop figurines, manga, just about everything in print through me, your trusty local indie bookstore rather than give money to Jeff Bezos. Many books (like the new Stephen King) are discounted this week!

And here, have a star cat to gaze upon.

#bookshop #IndieBookstores #StarCatBooks

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Small Business Saturday is Almost Here!

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY is this Saturday! All of Bradford’s stores will be busy with events for you, sales for you, and raffles for you!

Shop with us on Saturday & get a 10% discount off all new books, and a 15% discount off all used books. We have boxed Holiday, Christmas, and Solstice cards, and singles of holiday, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Solstice cards from Pomegranate Press and Tree Free Greetings.

New in the store are the famous Decomposition Notebooks, cards, pens, and pencils — check out our new rack!

New titles in the store include some great picture books for kids, middle reader books, young adult, and of course fiction, mystery, fantasy and science fiction, and spiritual books.

Come on in on Saturday and celebrate OUR 9TH BIRTHDAY OF THE STORE! Free gluten-free mini-cupcakes from Conrad’s Confections!

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Fabulous Story Time!

And a fabulous Drag Queen Story Time was had by all!

Thank you to Emoji & Katniss for being such wonderful story time drag queens — everyone adored you. Thanks to Monique of The Space on Main for hosting the event in her space, and to Vittles for providing necessary coffee & cupcakes.

We must do this again!

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Wow, we’re in the Top 10!

I was just alerted to this by some customers who came very much out of their way in their travels just to come to our store!

We are listed in the Top 10 Science Fiction Bookstores in the US by Buzzymag.

Wow! Well, if that’s not a reason to stop in here, I don’t know what is!

Well, Atlas Obscura has listed us as one of the top 45 Independent Bookstores in the WORLD.

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Annual Halloween Costume Contest!

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Openings & Closings this week

This upcoming week I’m having work done at my house that requires me to be there, so, the following is our bookstore schedule for the week:

WEDNESDAY – OPEN starting at noon

Thursday and Friday may vary, with me opening in the afternoon – I won’t know till it happens.

My heartfelt apologies for the inconveniences. But a house generator was a long time coming, and I’m eager to get the project done before winter!

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Closing early Thursday 10/6/22

Hi everyone! Sorry for the inconvenience, but we’re closing at 2:30pm on Thursday, October 6 for a much-anticipated dentist appointment (and you know how hard those are to get these days!).

We will be open from 10-2:30 tomorrow, and our usual hours on Friday and Saturday.

Looking forward to seeing you then!

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Changes at Star Cat Books

First of all, Gabby is fine, but she won’t be in the store anymore. My assistant won’t be here from now on — my husband, Andrew Phillips, and I are back to running it ourselves. We not only wish him no harm, but also wish him the best in some endeavors only he can do for himself. He’s been a terrific assistant and a good friend.

I’ll still be posting online (Instagram, FB, Twitter: we’re “starcatbooks”) daily “star cats” of my own — Willow (1 year old as of 2 weeks ago) and Spike (14 years old this year) are still in fine fettle and very photogenic.

In the meantime, the news is SEPTEMBER IS BACK TO SCHOOL SAVINGS: 10% off all children’s books, both new and used. We take cash, check, debit/credit card (with a $10 minimum because of fees) — and of course we order books every two weeks (new books); inquire about a book you’re interested in!

Thank you for being patient while we shielded the store’s windows with our beautiful Swedish curtains — that summer sun was brutal. The curtains are coming down tonight, and you’ll be able to see us again!

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