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Curbside Pick-Up & Online Ordering with Bookshop Santa Cruz

Bookshop Santa Cruz is has opened our doors again, but during this global health crisis we are still able to offer ways for our community to acquite books and in-stock magazines, games, puzzles, toys, educational items, and gift items without entering our store or coming into close contact with our staff or other customers. Curbside pick-up orders can be placed via our website 24 hours a day, or via phone during our business hours. Bookshop Santa Cruz continues to offer shipping options as well, and in-store pick-up for those who are safe and comfortable to enter our store at this time.

Curbside Pick-Up

To place on online order for Curbside Pick-Up at, add any items you desire to your cart, and select "Curbside Pick-Up" as your delivery option during the check-out process (you will still be asked to provide a delivery address, but we will hold your order for you for curbside pick-up). Please wait until you are notified that your order is ready for pick-up via email or phone before coming down for curbside pick-up.

Seven days a week (Monday-Sunday) you can also call 831-423-0900 between the hours of 10:00 AM and 9:00 PM to speak with one of our staff to order and pay via credit card for books and other items for curbside pick-up. Any in-stock items ordred by phone will be ready for curbside pick-up immediately. Out of stock items our staff can order, and you will be called once they are available for pick-up (usually within 2-4 business days).

When you know your order is ready, please drive up or walk to our Curbside Pick-Up station, located at our entrance at 825 Front Street, and give us a call once you are outside. Our staff will ask some questions to locate your order, including what name the order is held under, how many books or other items you are expecting to pick up, and what kind of vehicle you are in, and then will bring your order out to your car, or to you on the sidewalk.

We strongly encourage all customers to wear masks when interacting with our staff. 

Ship to Your Door

Bookshop Santa Cruz ships books to your door, whether ordering through our website or by phone (831-423-0900). 

Choose USPS Priority Mail as a shipping option or the USPS Media Mail rate. Priority Mail is expected to deliver within 1-3 days of shipping. The USPS Media Mail shipping rate can only apply to orders that only contain books, due the USPS guidelines. Media Mail is expected to be delivered from Bookshop Santa Cruz to a local address within 2-3 business days, but can take up to 10 business days, dependent on USPS's prioritization.

You can read more information on our shipping services and rates here.

Please note that during the Covid-19 health crisis, USPS is experiencing shipping delays across the board. Bookshop Santa Cruz will email you tracking information for any packages shipped from the store, if we have access to an email address, and can retrieve tracking information for packages shipped by our distributor directly.

For the most current information on Bookshop Santa Cruz's services, hours, and programs, please sign up for our Events and/or Coupons, Sales, and Reviews emails lists.