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For Customers

Need to talk to a bookseller or order a book? Please call us at 831-423-0900 during business hours and we’d be happy to help you with book recommendations and book orders. Of course, our website is also available 24/7 where you can order 1.4 million titles. Any other questions? Email us at

We are open 9:00am–8:00pm Sunday through Thursday and 9:00am–9:00pm on Friday and Saturday. Hours are subject to change for the Holidays and for Covid restrictions.

For Businesses

Did you know we offer special rates for bulk institutional, corporate, and non-profit sales? Need bulk quantities of a certain book for your classroom, seminar, volunteer/staff appreciation party, press kit, or any other reason you can think of? We can help.

You can review our policies and submit your requests here. Please email with any inquiries not answered by the previously linked page. 

For Authors and Publicists

If you would like us to consider a proposal for an event or wish to discuss how Bookshop Santa Cruz might be able to help you promote your book, you can send us a proposal via email. Please include the following information: The publisher of your book and the book's ISBN; when it was or will be published; the number of booksales and audience you expect, plus your marketing and promotional plan; and any organization(s) with whom you plan to do direct outreach.

Keep in mind that Bookshop has a relatively limited events calendar, given our space and staffing restrictions, but we do consider each proposal carefully. You can email your proposal to Thank you!

For Self-Published Authors or Small Press Authors

If you would like us to consider carrying a specific book in the store or online, or if you would like information on our consignment program or our affiliate program, please email

For Card and Non-Book Merchandise Representatives

If you would like Bookshop Santa Cruz to consider carrying your items, please email

For Schools

If you are interested in coordinating with Bookshop for a book or author-related school event, or in organizing a fundraiser for a school or school library with Bookshop, please e-mail . Please include the name of your school, the name and contact information for the point person to coordinate with, and what kind of event or fundraiser you are interested in pursuing with Bookshop Santa Cruz.

For Community Organizations

If you are interested in soliciting a gift certificate donation from Bookshop Santa Cruz, please send your request on organizational letterhead to Bookshop Santa Cruz, Attn: Jax Caldwell-Dunn, general manager, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz CA 95060. If you are interested in displaying a poster at Bookshop Santa Cruz, you can leave the poster on the desk in the magazine department or in the manila folder under our bulletin boards (we rotate posters as they come in). If you would like Bookshop to promote an upcoming community event that has a tie-in with a book(s), please contact our marketing coordinator at

Need assistance with something not listed above? Please send an e-mail to and your message will get to the appropriate staff member.