Book Buys have been suspended for the season

Book Buying Suspension
Book buys will be SUSPENDED after December 17th.  (Yes, you can buy books from us, but we cannot buy them from you.) 

We will be CLOSED for INVENTORY on Sunday, February 10, 2019.  We will resume buying books for CREDIT on February 11th.


Shop Small Saturday

Why shop local and indie on Shop Small Saturday?
When you shop at a locally owned independent business, your entire community benefits:
The Economy
§  Spend $100 at a local and $52 of that stays in your community. Spend the same $100 at a national chain, and your community only sees $43.
§  Local businesses create higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.
§  More of your taxes are reinvested in your community--where they belong.
The Environment
§  Buying local means less packaging, less transportation, and a smaller carbon footprint.
§  Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money to beautify your community.
The Community
§  Local retailers are your friends and neighbors—support them and they’ll support you.
§  Local businesses donate to charities at more than twice the rate of national chains.
§  More independents means more choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community.
§  Since Small Business Saturday started, U.S. customers have reported spending an estimated total of $85 billion1 at independent retailers and restaurants —
that's $85 billion over 8 days alone.


CLOSED for Thanksgiving

after-words will be CLOSED Thursday, November 22, 2018 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We are thankful for you, our customers and for books, of course!  Have a happy holiday.


Holiday cards are here!

Christmas cards are on display and ready to buy.  Also in stock are Hanukkah and Kwanzaa cards for all your holiday needs.


Happy Halloween!

The candy is on the counter and the days are winding down for the Banned Books table.  Christmas cards coming soon.



after-words will be closing early for a private event on Tuesday, October 2nd.  Doors will close at 8pm.  Sorry for any inconvenience.


September 23-29: Banned Books Week

Some thoughts from the store owner, Beverly Dvorkin
Every year since 1982, the American Library Association has sponsored banned books week (http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/banned).   It is meant to highlight the challenges that still exist to one of our most basic and cherished rights as American citizens – to read the material of our choosing.
We as Americans often take our rights as citizens for granted.  But we cannot afford complacency.   Every day, there is someone who thinks they have the right to choose for an entire community what they are allowed to read, watch, listen to, or look at.  No one should make that choice for another citizen. 
Since 1998, after-words bookstore has participated in Banned Books Week.  Every year, for the entire month of September, we highlight books that have been challenged and/or banned around the country, and around the world.  It is by far our most popular annual display, both in terms of sales and in terms of the discussions it prompts.
This year, we are offering an in-store special.  Buy any book displayed with a bookmark on our Banned Books table from now until the end of the month, and we will discount it by 20%.
Happy Banned Books Week, everybody.  Celebrate the first amendment. And your freedom to read.