COVID-19 Policies & Response

Stay tuned for updates on our evolving safety practices.

Late August 2021: The pandemic is not over, and the Allegheny County covid transmission rate has just returned to a HIGH level: Masks are REQUIRED to enter the shop. We have some masks on hand for book browsers if you left yours at home.

Thinking of our valued customers, our community, and our staff, we are keeping current with best practices of pandemic safety:

We wipe down frequently used surfaces at least once a day.

Guests are strongly encouraged to use hand sanitizer upon entry.

Visitors are again required to wear a mask covering the nose and mouth at all times. Note: In the face of the new variants, Dr. Fauci now recommends doubling our masks (one surgical mask covered with a cloth mask, or a 2- or 3-ply mask).

Any visitor displaying signs of illness will be politely and promptly asked to leave.

On sunny days, we offer sidewalk shelves for outdoor browsing. We’re trying to change our windows frequently to let customers shop from the sidewalk. Curbside pickup is still available, and we can ship books to you, too.

We understand “pandemic fatigue” as much as anyone, and we appreciate your patience and participation as we each do our part to help end this era of deadly contagion.