COVID-19: Response Updates & Information

We're still here! Thank you so much for your love, patience and support. We are diligently working to fulfill all orders as quickly as possible. As we move forward, we will continue to take orders and payments online only. The physical store will remain closed to customers.

Our store is opening for curbside pickup starting 5/4. Curbside will be available 11am-3pm Monday-Saturday.

Also, is always open.

We will continue to monitor government recommendations in the coming days as we make decisions regarding our future events. Updates will be posted on our Facebook page and

Online Orders

The warehouse and distribution centers that ship books are currently unaffected by, or exempt from, shelter in place orders, making it possible to continue to get books to you at home. We are shipping from stock in store as we are able.

Curbside Pickup for Online Orders

Yes! Our store is open for curbside pickup starting 5/4. Curbside pickup will be available 11am-3pm Monday-Saturday.

In Our Stores

The physical store is closed to all customers; however, we will be answering the phone between the hours of 11am–3pm Monday – Saturday.

Gift Cards

Gift Cards are redeemable online! Simply click “Gift Card” in the payment method section of checkout.

Author Events and other Events

In concurrence with state guidelines, and in the interest of protecting the well-being of our communities, all in store events are canceled.


We are taking extra precautions around sanitation at the bookstore, per the WHO and CDC recommendations. Please note there are only two employees present at any given time and we are taking great precautions as we package your books. We are regularly sanitizing high touch zones, employees are regularly and thoroughly hand washing, as well as practicing good respiratory hygiene (coughing and sneezing into arms). 

We honestly believe that everyone staying home as much as possible and avoiding social interaction is the best course of action right now. But we also know that people need necessities: food for the stomach and food for the brain. We hope to continue to be able to provide books to entertain, educate, and comfort you during these unprecedented times

In the meanwhile, stay in touch. Catch up on house chores, sort through some old family photos, make some banana pudding, and order a few books from your favorite bookstore. We will all get through this together.

- Black Stone Bookstore & Cultural Center