Updated March 23, 2020
To all our wonderful Griffin Bay Bookstore friends:
In compliance with new regulations designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, we have temporarily closed Griffin Bay Bookstore and Café to in-store shopping and events until further notice. WE ARE OPEN FOR ORDERS on our website or via email, telephone, or Facebook. For details and other messages, please click on the above link and on links in the Upcoming Events section. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram as well!
As always, our first concern is the health and well-being of our customers and our community. For over forty years, Griffin Bay Bookstore has been a place for local people and visitors from around the world to browse for books, cards, and gifts and to share ideas about reading and writing. Our café has been a favorite place for people to converse over coffee or tea, to put together jigsaw puzzles, to read or write in a comfortable space, or to enjoy a quiet interlude. We look forward to opening the store again as soon as possible, but we ask for your understanding as we do our part to help stem the tide of the coronavirus outbreak.
Staff who are working in the store as needed to process book orders and to hand purchases to customers who have ordered items are following all cleaning, sanitizing, and personal protection protocols in compliance with CDC and state mandates. Our book distribution company has posted information that they are following these protocols in all their facilities as well.
See the Upcoming Events section in the top left corner of our homepage for posts on ordering and pick-up / delivery options, Book Club, and other information (or scroll down toward the end of the page on your mobile phone). Click on links for specific posts, or on "more" to see our clickable calendar. You may also follow our news on Facebook and Instagram. We know that many of you are at home more than usual right now with time to spend delving into books or watching films. We would like to encourage you to help us sustain our operations by ordering books, films, and music CDs from us via our website, or, if that is not convenient, by telephone, email, or Facebook. It's easy to set up an online account. Please contact us to arrange prepayment, pick-up or delivery, or for advice on good books to read and films to watch. We are working on methods to assist you with gift purchases as well, and welcome any questions you may have.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or other respiratory illness, please call your healthcare provider and help keep our community healthy by remaining at home.
We will post updates on our website as often as needed, or you may send us messages on email or Facebook. You may also leave voicemail on our phone. We will do our best to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours. We are deeply grateful for your continued support of our store and of all the local businesses in our community, even as we maintain our commitment to providing the best possible service to all of you. Stay well and keep on reading!
The Griffin Bay Bookstore Staff