COVID-19 Update / Reopening Plan

Dear Friends,

Here are our hours for this week:  

This week (week of 7/6): 

Monday 10-4
Tuesday 10-4 
Wednesday 10-4       
Thursday 10-8             
Friday 10-6                                                      
Saturday 11-5                  
Sunday Closed

Next week (week of 7/13): 

Monday Closed
Tuesday:  10-4
Wednesday 10-4
Thursday 10-6
Friday  10-4
Saturday 10-4
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. 

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

Fiction Book Club: Disappearing Earth by Julie Phillips

Join us for a discussion of Julie Phillips' novel, Disappearing Earth. 

There is a good chance we will be conducting this book club virtually via Zoom. If you'd like to be included please email info@battenkillbooks.com to request the Zoom invitation. 

One August afternoon, two sisters--Sophia, eight, and Alyona, eleven--go missing from a beach on the far-flung Kamchatka Peninsula in northeastern Russia. Taking us through the year that follows, Disappearing Earth enters the lives of women and girls in this tightly knit community who are connected by the crime: a witness, a neighbor, a detective, a mother. We are transported to vistas of rugged beauty--open expanses of tundra, soaring volcanoes, dense forests, the glassy seas that border Japan and Alaska--and into a region as complex as it is alluring, where social and ethnic tensions have long simmered, and where outsiders are often the first to be accused. In a story as propulsive as it is emotionally engaging, Julia Phillips's powerful novel brings us to a new understanding of the intricate bonds of family and community, in a Russia unlike any we have seen before.

 

Julia Phillips is a Fulbright Fellow whose writing has appeared in The New York TimesThe AtlanticThe Moscow Times, and The Paris Review. She lives in Brooklyn.

Event date: 

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Battenkill Books
15 E. Main St.
Cambridge, NY 12816

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