The sultry days of summer are supposed to be a time of torpor and indolence, but we're not sitting still here at Island Books. All sorts of projects are afoot, and you'll be hearing about them soon. Right after we finish this pitcher of mai tais . . . .
We've got a great author event coming up this week: Robert Rosell, author of the forthcoming novel Virtually Yours, Jonathan Newman, will be here on Wednesday, August 3rd. This is something of a sneak preview, as Island Books will be the very first place his book will be available. Although we'll shortly be adding the title to our web catalog, for the moment the only way to order it if you can't visit the store is to give us a call or drop us an email. Remember, US shipping is free when you order from us directly.
And of course, we have lots of brand-new hardcovers to read this summer, whether you're out on a lounge chair or stuck indoors. What is it with this weather?
It's gone again as we put this page together, but at least we know spring exists. We saw it in all its glory last week. Fingers crossed that it comes back soon.
Whatever the weather, there's a lot of new growth. Our new neighbors have finally opened their doors officially. Drop in for a meal or a cup of coffee when you pay us a visit, and vice versa.
Our PJ Story Time continues even though the school year is coming to an end. Check out the Story Time link under our Children's tab and our Events calendar over on the right side for all the details.
And of course, the crop of new books is always in season. See you soon!
We're whisking away the curtain to unveil the all-new website representing Island Books. The first thing you should notice is that it doesn't look all that much different from our old one, at least if we've done things right. There's a good bit behind the scenes that's new, but we hope the look and feel will be as familiar and friendly as you've come to expect from us.
The most noticeable change is that you can now search for books and order them right on the site. We're still delighted to hear from you personally, here in the store or by phone or email, but if you need an instant internet fix, we can now accommodate you. And coming soon, e-books!
A Note About Shipping
Our longtime customers know that we've always provided free shipping for the orders we take directly, but things are a little more complicated for web orders. The price of
automation, you might say.
- You can order online for in-store pickup—that's still free.
- You can order online for shipment anywhere in the US. If your total is more than $50, ground shipping is free. If not, shipping charges will apply, depending on where your order is going, what's in it, and how fast you want it to get there.
- If you're patient enough to contact us when the store is open by phone or email (and we'd love to hear from you) we're happy to waive the charges and send your books for free to any US address.