Feb 09 2007

Us

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WHO? 

We opened in October 2000 as a mixed-stock new and used book store.  Over the years we phased out the used and now exclusively carry new books—but only the really good ones!  We focus on the independent book store best sellers, cult classics, quirky small presses, timeless literature, and anything else we think is really interesting.

Our big categories are literature, music, film, pop culture, art, children’s, cultural studies, history… Our smaller (but no less important) include religion, crafts, science, nature, cookbooks, gardening, travel…

The entire staff has input on what we stock, so the store is always evolving and improving.  We listen to our customers, as well, eavesdropping on what books they’re talking about.  We listen to the radio, read newspapers, magazines, blogs—we’re always looking for tips on what’s out there and what our customers might like.

If we don’t have something in stock we can always order it for you—either here through our website or in-store.

We also have a free frequent buyer program.  We’ve always had it—since day one back in October of 2000—and it’s always been important to us.  We know you have many options about where you can buy books and we really really appreciate that you chose us.  The buyer program is free to sign up for and takes just moments while you’re in the store.  We’ll need your name, zip code and the last four digits of your phone number.  Then every time you check out we’ll ring your sales under your account and after you’ve bought 10 books (or shirts, or magazines, or stickers) the computer will average out what you’ve spent and apply that average as a store credit.  And it does it all automatically.  There’s no carrying of a card or remembering where you’re at. (Although we can easily look up your account to tell you how close you are.)  The buyer program only applies to in-store purchases at this time (until we can figure out how to mesh it with our on-line sales). 

We’re a tiny staff (Afsaneh, Alex, Kaveh, Kelly, Rob) but we’re all avid readers and are always excited to make recommendations, talk about what you just read—that you just hated or that you think absolutely everyone should read, and take it as a personal affront if we’re not able to figure out what that book was that you heard about on Diane Rehm two weeks ago that had something about family and Africa in the title.  Seriously.  We LOVE those challenges.

So, thanks for checking us out.  And please come back.

REGULAR HOURS:

Monday-Thursday 11-8

Friday & Saturday 11-10

Sunday 12-6 

 

WHERE?

METROLINK: Delmar Loop and Skinker stations

METROBUS: #97 Delmar, #16 City Limits, #1 WUSTL Gold, #2 WUSTL Red

BY CAR :

1. From the West

a. Take I 70 East to I 170 South to the Delmar exit and drive East (Left) to 6275 Delmar.

b. Take I 64/Hwy 40 East to I 170 North to the Delmar exit East (Right) to 6275 Delmar

c. Take I 44 East to the Jamieson exit.  Turn Left on Jamieson to Arsenal. Turn Left on Arsenal (over the train tracks) and then Right on McCausland.  McCausland will turn into Skinker around the Hwy 40 overpass.  Don’t freakout, you’re still on the right street, keep going north.  Turn West (Left) on Delmar to 6275 Delmar.

2. From the East

a. Take I 70 West to I 170 South to the Delmar exit and drive East (Left) to 6275 Delmar

b. Take I 64 to the Kingshighway exit, turn North (Right) on Kingshighway and West (Left) on Delmar and drive West to 6275 Delmar

c. Take I 44 West to the Southwest Exit.  Turn Right on Southwest to McCausland.  Turn Right on McCausland all the way to Delmar.  McCausland will turn into Skinker around the Hwy 40 overpass.  Don’t freakout, you’re still on the right street, keep going north.  Turn West (Left) on Delmar to 6275 Delmar.

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