COVID-19 Update / Reopening Plan

Dear Friends,

Here are our hours for this week:  

This week:

Monday 10-4

Tuesday 10-4 

Wednesday 10-4       

Thursday 10-8             

Friday 10-6                                                      

Saturday 11-5                  

Sunday Closed

It's still best to stay at home, so we will continue to encourage you to shop from home on our website, by email, and by phone. We will continue to offer curbside pickup in our “book cooler” out front for as long as it is needed. Please keep sending orders our way.  Your loyalty and support are our bridge to a post-COVID19 future. 

Ways to order: 

As always, you can also, purchase a gift certificate here: https://www.battenkillbooks.com/battenkill-books-gift-certificate 

And, if you'd like to make a donation, you may do so here: https://www.battenkillbooks.com/donation

For all visitors:

  • Customers will be required to wear masks. Our booksellers will be doing the same.
  • You’ll be asked to sanitize your hands upon arrival. There will be an optional log at the hand sanitizing station where you can list your name and phone number (in case we are asked to do contact tracing).
  • Please limit your time in the store to no more than 25 minutes.
  • We are limiting browsers to five at a time in the store. There will be five shopping baskets at our front entrance. If there is an available basket, you are clear to enter and shop. If there are no free baskets, we ask that you wait outside until one is free. Baskets will be sanitized between customers. 
  • Children are required to wear a mask. If your child cannot reliably wear a mask, we ask that they do not enter the shop.
  • Please maintain social distancing (6 feet between shoppers).

Stay safe, and be well, 

Connie
 

Author event, Anne O'Brien Carelli

Battenkill Books will host author Anne O’Brien Carelli on Thursday, April 11th, 2019, at 7 pm. Carelli will discuss her debut middle grade novel, Skylark and Wallcreeper.

Hurricane Sandy is flooding New York City, and Lily is at a nursing home with her grandmother, Collette. Lily visits Collette often, as she is beginning to lose her memories. When the National Guard shows up to evacuate the building and take them to safety at the Park Slope armory in Brooklyn, Lily's granny suddenly produces a red box she's hidden in a closet for years. Once they get to safety, Lily opens the box, where she finds an old, beautiful Montblanc pen. Granny tells Lily that the pen is very important and that she has to take care of it, as well as some letters written in French.

But Lily loses the pen in the course of helping other nursing home residents, and as she searches the city trying to find it, she learns more about her grandmother's past in France and begins to uncover the significance of the pen with the help of her best friend, a quirky pen expert, and a larger-than-life, off-Broadway understudy. Told in alternating sections (2012 and 1944), this engaging book explores a deep friendship during difficult times and the importance of family.

Anne O'Brien Carelli is the author of adult nonfiction and the picture book Amina's New Friends. She has always been fascinated by the French Resistance, and studied history at Case Western Reserve University. For her PhD, Anne researched psychology of the gifted. Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Anne lives in upstate New York. This is her debut middle grade novel.

Event date: 

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Battenkill Books
15 East Main St.
Cambridge, NY 12816
Skylark and Wallcreeper Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499807455
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yellow Jacket - October 2nd, 2018

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