PROCESSING TIME FOR ALL ORDERS IS 2-5 BUSINESS DAYS. All orders of books $30+ ship FREE! Curbside pickup now available at the store on Saturdays from 12-2 pm starting on June 6! When you place your order before Friday at noon, your order will be available during our Saturday pickup window. You MUST wear masks & socially distance at pickup! Select "local pickup" at checkout.

Shipping & FAQ


All shipping rates are carrier-calculated. All packages are carefully wrapped to ensure your newest stories arrive safely. All orders of books only (so the package is eligible for Media Mail) $30+ ship free! No code needed! 

Please note local and curbside pickup is currently suspended due to COVID-19. Local to the neighborhood and want to pick your order up at the shop? Just indicate "local pickup" in the notes. We'll hold your items in the store for 1 week and refund your shipping once you pickup!


All orders are shipped within 2-5 business days. We ship on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Any potential shipping delays will be announced on our site so you are aware ahead of time. 


We do not accept returns, but if your order arrived with an unexpected issue, please contact us within three days at and we will be happy to address the issue. 


Arrival time varies based on each product, so please read the product page carefully. Payment is always required for pre-orders. Rarely, our distributors will have made a mistake in the number of items available or the timeframe in which they will ship. If this occurs, we will inform you just as soon as possible.


We cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen packages, though we know how frustrating it is, and are happy to assist you in filing a claim if we can. 


Looking for a book that we don't have? Send us an email at and we will do our best to assist you!


Please note trades are currently suspended due to COVID-19. In the Philadelphia area and looking to trade in some interesting books in excellent condition? We offer trade credit for your used books that can be used toward 100% of used books in the shop or 50% of new used. Please stop by the shop with no more than two boxes of books, and we'll get you started! Please note we do not outright buy books.


Please note events are currently suspended due to COVID-19. Interested in reaching out to us for an event? Please contact us at Please keep in mind we are a very physically small shop, so we may not be able to accommodate your request, though we'd love to hear about it!