Friday, March 20, 2020

Temporary closure - but you can still have books! Phew.

Hi folks -- After being open through the weekend (3/15), and weighing the options in my mind, I decided that instead of opening as usual for my normal winter hours on Thursday, for the time being, I will remain closed. Events have moved quickly, and to me this seems like the most responsible course of action.

However, if you would like to help the shop through this disastrous period with no income, there are several things you can do.

If you want to come pick up books, please email me at with your wishlist (authors, titles, or subject matter, etc). I'll let you know which books I have, and we can go from there.

You can also call the shop at (207)253-6808. I will be in the store working and available for calls during these business hours: Weds-Sat 11:00-6:00 (minus trips to the post office), or you can leave a voicemail.

I am also very happy to ship books if you would like them to arrive at your doorstep. Media mail is an affordable option.

Another great option is to purchase a gift certificate, either for your own later use, or for someone who would love some books to get them through this period of social isolation.

To purchase a gift certificate in the amount of your choice for use at the Green Hand Bookshop, you can do one of the following:

1. Call the shop at (207)253-6808 during regular business hours. I will take your credit card number over the phone and process the purchase for you. I can mail the gift certificate to you or the recipient for free. If you get the shop voicemail, leave your name and phone number and I will call you back.

2. Send money via Venmo to @Michelle-Souliere -- don't forget to include your email and mailing instructions! :)

3. Mail a check or money order to the shop in the amount desired. Please include contact information in case of questions, and mailing instructions for the recipient.

Gift certificates can be used on any new or used items in the shop (661 Congress St, Portland ME), and do not expire.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions! :)

Take care, and be well!

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