Here are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

1. Do you accept donations?

Yes, but only on a very limited basis. The shop is small and space is at a premium. Please, make sure you look at our post about donation etiquette and our list of items we do not want before bringing anything in. Do not leave donations outside the shop when it is closed.

2. Do you buy books?

No, we do not buy books. We can give you store credit for the books we can take, but we do not give cash.

3. Does store credit expire?

Yes. If your account remains inactive for three years, it will be cleared from our system.

4. Do you buy or sell textbooks?

No. We do not carry or accept any kind of textbooks.

5. Are you hiring?

Unfortunately, no. This is, and always has been, a one woman shop.

6. Can you tell me more about your writer’s groups?

We run two types of writer’s groups several times a year. The first is a prompt writing group: Members have twenty minutes to write something based on a given prompt, followed by the option to share what we’ve written. We typically do two prompts per meeting.

The second is an accountability group for people who want help staying on track with their writing progress. Members write independently and the meeting functions as a deadline. We share our work, report on progress, discuss our writing hurdles, and set goals to be met for the next meeting.

7. Can you tell me about your editing services?

On top of running the bookstore, Genevieve is also a novel editor. She specializes in substantive and stylistic editing of speculative fiction (fantasy, horror, and sci-fi) novels for adult and young adult audiences. She has a whole other website dedicated to her editing services, so head on over there for a ton more info.

8. Will you sell my self-published novel?

As of January 2023, we have implemented a consignment program for self-published books aimed at adult audiences. Authors must be able to pick up and drop off copies of their book to our store and must sign a consignment contract. Not all authors who apply will be accepted into the program, as space is very limited.