Store News

This Week Only: Brilliant Books Trial Memberships!

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

The week leading up to Independent Bookstore Day is usually filled with lots of excitement and fun events.  This year, however, COVID cases are up, the weather is grim, and we're open by appointment only, which has put a serious damper on both our spirits and our income.

All in all, it's not nearly as festive as we'd like.

To try and make this week a bit more fun and to celebrate the true spirit of independent bookstores, we've come up with something we think everyone can enjoy:

A free trial run of Brilliant Books Memberships

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Meet Helene

Friday, March 26th, 2021


She's our intern-of-all-trades, from helping manage traffic and capacity levels at the door to packing books for Brilliant Books Monthly shipments.  In fact, she's been such an integral part of our work for the past year that we couldn't believe we hadn't already introduced her! 

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A Slippery Situation

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Well folks, we've made it this far.  There's a light at the end of the tunnel thanks to the vaccine, though there's no telling how much tunnel we actually have left.  As a business, we're doing all right for now, but it's a cautious sort of all right—like when you're not actively slipping on an icy patch of sidewalk, but you know that at any minute the footing could get unexpectedly treacherous.

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It's Not Too Late!

Saturday, December 19th, 2020

Get Brilliant Books Monthly Today!We can deliver Brilliant Books Monthly TODAY!

The postal shipping dates have passed us by, but Santa's not the only one who can still get gifts delivered by Christmas. 

When you buy your loved one a Brilliant Books Monthly subscription now through Christmas Day, we can email you a personalized gift package to print out at home. This package includes a congratulations certificate, a welcome letter from our owner, and a foldable gift bag to create a present every reader will love to find under the tree--the perfect last minute gift!

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Plan Your Holiday Shopping

 You're probably going to get tired of hearing us say it, but with Christmas less than two weeks away, and the shipping deadlines falling early this year, it's time to finish up that last minute shopping.  Here's what you need to know to avoid missing those deadlines.


Change of Plans!

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Last week, we experimented with changing up our hours a bit, but as it turns out, our customers prefered our previous schedule of 10-5!  So that's what we will be reverting to for the foreseeable future—though keep in mind, the "foreseeable future" is not that large a measure these days.

This week, due to the increased risk from gatherings and travel, we are implementing some additional safety measures for our staff and customers on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.

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