In concurrence with state guidelines, and in the interest of protecting the well-being of our communities, we are cancelling all events, including weekly kids story times and the Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Club, at Nicola’s Books through the end of April. As a widely used community gathering space we feel this was the appropriate decision to make.
Our store is currently closed to in-person shopping and curbside pickup in order to take every precaution to maintain a safe space. However, Nicolasbooks.com is always open.
Thank you for your understanding and support.
How are you still able to ship books?
The warehouse and distribution centers that ship books are currently unaffected by, or exempt from, shelter in place orders, making it possible to continue to get books to you at home. We are shipping from stock in store as we are able.
How can I get a signed copy?
If you know we have signed copies (i.e. The author tags us in a post on social media, or we post in an email or on social media) indicate you would like one in the comments box at checkout when ordering. Getting signed copies to you is a little more difficult logistically these days, but we are doing our best to make it happen.
Can I order a book that has not been released yet?
Yes! We take pre-orders on any book not yet released. Check out our currently featured pre-orders here.
Can I get an out-of-print or print on demand book?
Unfortunately, we are unable to print on demand at this time.
Can I order Puzzles and games from the website?
Not at this time. We are looking into creative ways to make these available to you. Please watch our weekly enewsletter and social media posts for updates.
What is USPS Media Mail?
USPS Media Mail is a way to send educational materials. This service has restrictions on the type of media that can be shipped. Books of at least 8 pages meet this requirement. USPS Media mail ships within 2-10 days. In our experience, the typical delivery is taking 2-4 days. Should you wish expedited shipping, it is available for an additional cost.
Why can’t I pick up curbside?
Due to the Shelter in Place order, curbside pick-up is not available at this time.
Are Gift Cards Redeemable online?
Yes! Simply click “Gift Card” in the payment method section of checkout.
How do I keep up with changes?
Things are changing quickly these days! We keep our website updated, however, remember to refresh your browser (the little circular arrow on the right side of the search bar) each time you return. Sometimes your computer will return you to a cached (old) version of the page.
Additionally, consider signing up for our weekly email newsletters. We often have exclusive contests and giveaways only for our enews readers. Sign up for our emails here. If you previously signed up, but are not seeing us in your inbox, save email@example.com to your contacts so that we don’t end up in your spam folder.