The Art of Pivoting
Though it's not the Spring we all had hoped for, the sun is shining today, and with it, the promise of warmer (and better) days ahead. We miss seeing you all, on the main street, in the shops, driving by, and of course, browsing in our little bookstore. Though it's been just over a month now that we've closed our beloved teal door, we have managed to still connect with you all, engage in literary conversation, and provide you with books. Lots of books.
We are beyond grateful to you for your support, kind words, pep talks, and most of all, for your love of reading. To be honest, when we closed our doors, we weren't sure what was happening, how things would unfold, no one did. We're all living the best we can in a time of uncertainty, managing day-to-day, navigating the best we can this strange new world we find ourselves in. But you had our backs. So we rallied. And with your early support, we went to work.
We taught ourselves new skills and sought new opportunities because we had to, this situation is teaching us all new ways to adapt and move forward.
So we launched a new website, and we're pretty excited to tell you all about it. Our hope for it is to create an online literary journal to discuss and exchange ideas, to create a place for discovery. In time, we'll be adding more content, but for now, you'll find book reviews and blog entries.
You will find us at:www.curiosityhousebooks.com
And we've been keeping busy with book deliveries and curbside pick ups. Currently, we are "open" for regular curbside pick up each Friday from 11am to 2pm at our pickup window for pre-paid orders.
You can email orders to:firstname.lastname@example.org
We are in the store at random hours during the week so the best way to reach us is through email at:email@example.com and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
For book ideas feel free to visit our Instagram page@curiosityhousebooksfor all our book posts and online browsing.
And in addition to curbside pickup, we are offering FREE local contact-free delivery in the Creemore area.
And in an effort to expand our delivery service, and to better serve our Collingwood-area customers, we are happy to announce a new creative collaboration with another great local business: Wild Stand General Store
THE BOOKS AND THE BOUNTY
Wild Stand General Store and Curiosity House Books have joined forces to better serve the Collingwood area.
Starting next week, April 27th, we're teaming up to bring you THE BOOKS AND THE BOUNTY. When you place an order both with WILD STAND and CURIOSITY HOUSE BOOKS, you will receive your books with your bounty together in the same lovely care package. Books and Bounty. Available for pick up in Collingwood at Wild Stand or delivered to your front door.
Wild Stand in Collingwood offers weekly organic produce boxes, in addition to a vast assortment of fresh, organic and local products and groceries to customers available for both curbside pickup and delivery. To learn more about Wild Stand's product list and to sign up for a produce box, please email owner Darrelle Leeming at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To get started, all you have to do is when placing your order with either Darrelle or myself, is to let us know that you have also ordered books or groceries and we'll take care of the rest.
For food orders, contact Darrelle at: email@example.com
For book orders, contact Rina at:firstname.lastname@example.org