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.
Tea Obreht's debut novel is already drawing comparisons with the work of Salman Rushdie and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The years will prove whether she sustains a career anything like theirs, but her confident, vivid, magical novel is as good a start as a reader could hope for.
A marvelous evocation of the earliest days of our national pastime, brought to us by Major League Baseball's official historian. Everyone knows the sport is a numbers game, and John Thorn certainly understands the stats, but he's also one of the finest storytellers in his field.
Sometimes you want the richly drawn characters of literary fiction, and sometimes you want the puzzle-solving satisfaction of a good mystery. Kate Atkinson, unlike almost anyone else, gives you both in the same book.
In 2005, celebrated novelist Francisco Goldman married a beautiful young writer named Aura Estrada in a romantic Mexican hacienda. The month before their second anniversary, during a long-awaited holiday, Aura broke her neck while body surfing. Francisco, blamed for Aura's death by her family and blaming himself, wanted to die, too. Instead, he wrote this novel as a tribute, chronicling his great love and unspeakable loss.
A glittering novel of Paris in the 1920s, featuring the turbulent love affair between Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley Richardson.
The cutthroat competition to get into the perfect college can drive students to the brink of madness and push their parents over the edge--and bury them in an avalanche of books that claim to hold the secret of success. Don't worry: this is not one of those books. It is instead a disarmingly candid and hilariously subversive chronicle of the journey that millions of parents and their children undertake each year--a journey through the surreal rituals of college admissions.