Happy Belated Birthday To Us!
FIRST THINGS FIRST
*We are open for prepaid pickup and sales at our front door, now from 10AM - 6 PM, Tuesday - Saturday.*
*Appointment Shopping is available Tuesday - Saturday mornings, from 10-1. Call or email the store to schedule a visit for up to 30 minutes. At this time, we are not offering in-store browsing unless you have an appointment, but please come say hello during our curbside hours and check out our regularly updated window displays!*
*While we encourage online shopping, please understand that most online orders will not be available for pick up immediately. Books for sale on our site are either on our shelves or available for us to order.*
*In addition to an auto-reply email you should receive when you place an order, you'll receive a personalized email update from a bookseller with the status of your order, usually within 24 hours. For more about how web orders work, please visit our FAQ page. Sincere thanks for your patience while we work on making your books available!*
We were so busy last week that we forgot to celebrate our sixteenth anniversary! This year we’re going to remember as Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, filled with twists and turns and surprises, not all of them welcome by any means. Though we may be suffering from collective whiplash, we’re very much still here and a large part of the reason is that you’ve chosen to ride along with us. As we head into the fall holidays--Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa--remember that we’ve got books and gifts and games and puzzles for whatever you celebrate. Shop Early and Shop Local!
Since lockdown began in March, we have tried to offer innovative ways to get books to you. Here are the current options:
Personal Shopping helper - click here. Tell us who you are shopping for, what their interests are, etc. Fill out the form and we’ll get back to you promptly with a list of possibilities.
Appointment Shopping. 10-1, Tuesdays through Saturdays. Call for your appointment; the slots go fast and it is not usually possible to take one same-day.
Curbside Pickup. 10-6 Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Online. 24/7 mrsdalloways.com.
Phone. (510) 704-8222.
Email. For help and recommendations: firstname.lastname@example.org
In-Store Browsing. Coming soon, provided we can do so safely. Watch this space.
MRS. DALLOWAY'S VIRTUAL STORYTIME
We are thrilled to host Flavia Z. Drago for a Mrs. Dalloway's Storytime on Instagram this
Saturday, October 31 at 11am (PT).
She will read Gustavo, the Shy Ghost and
Gustavo, El Fantasmita Timido --
perfect for celebrating Day of the Dead!
Click below for more details and to order the books
NEW HARDCOVER RELEASES
Memorial by Bryan Washington. A sweet and affecting look at love and family that centers around two gay men. Japanese-American chef Mike and Black daycare teacher Benson begin reevaluating their stale relationship after Mike departs for Japan to visit his dying father and Benson is suddenly stuck with his visiting mother-in-law, who becomes an unconventional roommate.
The Cold Millions by Jess Walter. bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins comes a richly entertaining novel about two brothers swept up in the turbulent class warfare of the early 20th century. Older brother Gig fights with union men for a better life, while younger and less idealistic Rye finds himself drawn to the fearless 19-year-old activist and feminist Elizabeth Gurley Flynn.
The Sentinel by Lee Child and Andrew Child. Author Lee Child is retiring and turning the Jack Reacher franchise reins over to his younger brother. For now, the pair are collaborating, and Reacher remains much the same - using both brains and brawn to confront a conspiracy involving cyber ransom, election sabotage, and a Cold War secret.
House of Correction by Nicci French. A woman accused of murder attempts to solve her own case from the confines of prison. But as she unravels the truth, everything is called into question, including her own certainty that she is innocent. Part prison drama, part legal thriller, and a clever twist on the locked-room mystery.
The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food - A Cookbook by Marcus Samuelsson. This groundbreaking new cookbook from the chef, author, and host of TV's No Passsport Required gathers together an unforgettable feast of food, culture, and history to highlight the diverse deliciousness of Black cooking today. The book features 150 recipes.
Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath by Heather Clark. The highly anticipated new biography of Sylvia Plath that focuses on her remarkable literary and intellectual achievements, while restoring the woman behind the long-held myths about her life and art. Meticulously researched witht the help of newly-accessed documents.
NEW PAPERBACK RELEASES
NEW FOR CHILDREN
A Promised Land: Presidential Memoirs, Volume 1
will be published on Tuesday, November 17th
CLICK HERE AND PRE-ORDER NOW TO ENSURE YOUR COPY!
In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency - a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.
CLICK HERE to read more and pre-order! This Will Be THE Book of the Season!
Also available (Tuesday, November 24) on CD-Audio and read by the author
BROWSE OUR VIRTUAL DISPLAYS
We hope to be opening our doors to shopping soon, but in the meantime, we are creating online display pages to keep you up to date with new books and merchandise. We know virtual browsing isn't the same as the real thing, but it does give you the opportunity to keep up with and purchase new titles from Mrs. Dalloway's.
Our newest display page features new and recommended titles for Young Adults. Our YA book buyer has put together an engaging selection of books for teens - both hardcover and paperback - meant to entertain and elucidate.
We've also updated our Cookbooks and Food Writing page, adding three new titles that will help inspire eating - and creating - at home.
We also have pages highlighting our 2021 calendar selection and new & recent titles in both hardcover and paperback in our Mystery/Crime section. We're updating the page as new titles arrive, so keep checking back. You'll see links to all the Virtual Display pages in the column to the right on this page.
Once you're on the pages, you can click on any image to read more about the calendar or book. We offer three ways to purchase titles: 1. Click on the images to order online. 2. Contact us at the store and we'll set them aside for you to pick up - email@example.com or 510-704-8222. 3. Visit the store during curbside pickup hours and buy them at the door.
FABULOUS BOOK LISTS AND RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES AND KIDS
Our children's books specialists have compiled a wonderful list of children books for various ages and interests. The lists were organized for teachers and others educators, but they serve as great resources for families as well. And as new titles are bering published, the lists are being regularly updated and refreshed. The list of New and Noteworthy Books is part of the For Families and Educators tab at the top of our home page. All the book covers have live links that take you a page with full descriptions and an online order option.
Also, be sure to check out the Resources page for Families & Educators. While we've been Sheltering In Place, some of our favorite authors and celebrities have been recording themselves at home reading their best-loved children's books. The Resources page has some of our top picks.
LISTEN UP - Audiobooks from Libro.fm
We're delighted to be offering our customers an independent source for audiobooks, offered through our partnership with Libro.fm. Here's a little about the company, in its own words:
"By choosing Libro.fm over other audiobook services, you support your local bookstore and invest in your local community. We offer over 125,000 audiobooks via our premium platform (which we built with love from scratch) and give you bookseller recommendations for great audiobooks. And when you contact us, you'll hear directly from one of our team members who will ensure your listening experience is unmatched."
Interested? Sign up and get your first selection for free!
Give Children in Your Life the Gift of Books!
Start a library for the young reader in your life with Mrs. Dalloway's Little Library subscription service!
We've made it easier than ever to sign up and tell us about your young reader's interests, allowing our expert staff to choose books that will engage and delight. If you look on the left-hand column of this page, you'll see a Little Library link — simply click on the image above to be taken to our Subscription page.