Holiday Update 2020 - Shop Early, Shop Local!

To Our Customers:

Retailers are anticipating serious supply-chain challenges this Fall, and we are no exception.  Due to paper shortages, the closure of printers, and shipping delays, coupled with limits on our in-store capacity, we expect this holiday shopping season to be very different from previous years.

Some important things for you to bear in mind:

  • SHOP EARLY! Due to fulfillment challenges & shipping delays, we recommend the following deadlines if you want your orders to arrive in time for the holidays:
    • Hanukkah: October 25
    • Christmas & Kwanzaa: November 10
  • Pre-order the books you really want. Pre-orders can be placed on our website - just search by author or title.
  • We have limited in-store shopping hours & customer capacity. If you expect to need more than 20 minutes to shop, please book a private shopping appointment outside of our normal opening hours.

Whenever possible, please order online or email us instead of calling our stores. We have limited staff available to answer the phone.

Please be patient with our booksellers and understand that we may run out of certain titles. Know that we are working as hard as we can to get you your orders in time for the holidays, but so much is out of our hands this year. We will do our best to communicate with you quickly & honestly when we expect delays. 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support this year! We love being your local bookstore.

-The Oblong Staff

Hot Titles! Order these books early:


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A Promised Land Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781524763169
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Crown - November 17th, 2020

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Anxious People: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501160837
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - September 8th, 2020

Solutions and Other Problems Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982156947
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallery Books - September 22nd, 2020

Black Sun (Between Earth and Sky) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781534437678
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - October 13th, 2020

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Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982154615
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - October 27th, 2020

Ottolenghi Flavor: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780399581755
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ten Speed Press - October 13th, 2020

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Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9781797205090
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Chronicle Books - November 17th, 2020

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