Starting March 18, the Roundabout Books cafe is closed, but the bookstore is open with shortened hours (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily). They encourage you to shop for books on their website or to phone in orders at 541.306.6564. In addition, they are offering curb-side pick up (they’ll bring the books to your car or set them on their porch), as well as porch or “owl delivery” (we’ll drop the books of on your porch).
Now that school is out until April 28, they understand that many of you are home with children and looking for books, workbooks, puzzles,and games to play at home. They have you covered, and are ordering more puzzles and children’s books daily. They just ask that you come to the store in groups of less than 4, and that you use the hand sanitizer at the front desk before and after browsing. They are striving to keep less than 10 people in the store at a time.
Roundabout Books launched at a time when many people were declaring the independent bookstore dead, and they have been cheerfully, helpfully and creatively becoming a cornerstone of the Northwest Crossing neighborhood ever since. They say they are committed to creating a destination of discovery for their customers by promoting the value of and pleasure in reading, supporting efforts that enrich life in the community, creating a space that encourages the free exchange of ideas and opinions, and nurturing the next generation of book lovers. They doing it in spades, providing a cutting-edge book selection that includes the best new literary fiction and nonfiction, children’s books, genre and young adult fiction, local authors and northwest regional culture. They provide free wifi in the store, host frequent book clubs and author events, and have weekly children’s reading hours. They also host unexpected events like craft evenings, teen writing workshops and more on their diverse and crowded events calendar. Even more enjoyable than a book is a book and a beverage, and their small café, providing a local selection of snacks, wine, and beer, allows you to create that pairing perfectly.