COVID-19 Updates; Open for Curbside and home delivery but closed to instore browsing..

Hey bibliophiles,

It's a Stay at Order again and that means no instore browsing again...
But we are here to help with any of your book needs and will try our darnest to get them to you, whether it is awkwardly at the door and our contactless pick up table or a porch home delivery by our fearless boss, Marvin, who loves being a book delivery man. 

Please call, email or DM our Facebook, Insta or Twitter with any requests you have and the staff will scour the store for your requested titles and get back to you.

Or you can opt to get one of our Book Lover's Care packages and have a carefully curated-to-you selection of books. We haven't had a bad review about them yet (is that tempting fate?) and the staff love choosing the perfect books.

New Store Hours: (for phone calls and pick ups)
Monday to Saturday
10-5 pm

RE: BOOK BUYING APPOINTMENTS: For the first two weeks back in February, we are only making appointments with all the people we had to cancel on during the recent lockdown. We will be opening it up to new appointments in March for Fridays and Saturdays. Please call at 519-432-7277 to book an appointment and check out our buying guide here for more information on our buying process. We will NOT be taking in drop ins at the moment. 

Our policy on processing new to us books during the pandemic has been to limit our buying days and sanitizer between each one. Recently traded books are held in quarantine for 3-4 days before staff unbox them to process them and then they either go on to our new arrival shelves or into back stock.

RE: CURBSIDE AND DELIVERY: We will be offering Curbside Delivery as well as free local delivery for orders of $25 and over (fee of $5 for orders under $25). We will have cash but encourage use of debit and credit as the machine is a heck of a lot easier to sanitize for everyone’s safety. 😉

Caution: Every book in the store will not be sanitized so please use hand sanitizer before and after handling the books. We will be sanitizing and cleaning frequently touched surfaces, such as the doors, counters, debit and cash area and chairs. If you have handled a book but do not want it, please place it on the counter for a staff member to sanitize and reshelve it.

You can still call ahead (519-432-7277) or email us ( with a book list and we can see if we have them in stock. If we do, we can process everything over the phone and deliver them to your car during store hours. We can also communicate through social media @atticbooksca (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). 


We know it cannot compare with browsing through our physical shelves but we invite you to visit our website at While it is only a smidge of our total inventory, we have over 14,000 items online for your perusal. Pick a subject and dive deep into some of our quirkiest, random, and rarer items in our collection. A lot of our items have interesting historical facts attached to them so you can learn a tidbit or two along the way. And as with the curbside delivery above, we can deliver them to your car. Just choose the free local pick up shipping option and give us a ring (519-432-7277) when you are here.

“Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.”
– Mason Cooley


Updated: April 8th, 2021