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Curbside Pick-Up & Online Ordering with Bookshop Santa Cruz

While Bookshop Santa Cruz is closing our doors to the public during this national health crisis, we are open to supply our local community with books and in-stock magazines, games, puzzles, toys, educational items, and gift items via phone order for curbside pick-up, or online ordering for curbside pick-up or delivery by USPS.


Curbside Pick-Up

Seven days a week (Monday-Sunday) you can call 831-423-0900 between the hours of 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM to speak with one of our staff to order and pay via credit card for books and other items for curbside pick-up.

Our booksellers are prepared to give book recommendations over the phone as well, depending on the level of busy-ness for phone orders on any particular day. You can also browse a selection of our recommendations here.

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 2-3 business days). When you know your order is ready, please drive up or walk to our entrance at 825 Front Street and give us a call once you are outside. Our booksellers will then bring out your order to you.

Following the current health advisories and requirements of Santa Cruz County and California, we are asking that anyone coming down for curbside pick-up be wearing a mask, or be able to open a trunk for us to place your order in.

You can also order for curbside pickup at www.bookshopsantacruz.com by selecting curbside pickup at checkout. Just wait for our call to confirm your order before heading down to pick up your items.  

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.

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