As of March 21st, our physical storefront is unfortunately closed to the browsing public due to the coronavirus outbreak. 

We are now offering contact-free order pickup at our front door on Monday-Saturday from 11am-5pm. You are also more than welcome to purchase books, puzzles, candles, pins, journals, anything we have from that open door. One of the hardest parts of this lockdown has been not having conversations about books with all of you, so feel free to come down & chat lit at the door! 

If you select the frontdoor pickup option on your web order, PLEASE wait for our email letting you know that your order is ready. If your order is marked "completed" that may nt mean that your items have arrived - we will email you as soon as they're ready, we promise!

Local delivery is available for $1 per item with a cap of $5. (Orders over five items will have the extra delivery fees waived before your order is completed through the website.) Our delivery area covers these zip codes: 92101, 92102, 92103, 92104, 92105, 92112, 92113, and 92116. We've been loosely describing the area as "east of the 5, west of the 805, south of the 8, and north of the 94."

We are also offering reduced USPS media mail shipping at $2 for the first item + $1 for additional items. Per the post office, Media Mail takes 2-9 days to arrive - and it might take us a couple of days to get to your order and ship it out. USPS Priority mail is $15 flat rate and usually arrives within 2-4 days.

As always, we thank you for your continued, humbling support.
Please stay safe and healthy.

David Mitchell Week!!
20% off all Mitchell backlist titles through July 19
Utopia Avenue on sale July 14th!






June Catapult Bestsellers

How to Be an Antiracist Cover Image
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Cover Image
The Unseen Cover Image
The Vanishing Half: A Novel Cover Image
The Museum of Whales You Will Never See: And Other Excursions to Iceland's Most Unusual Museums Cover Image
So You Want to Talk About Race Cover Image
The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History Cover Image
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Cover Image
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Cover Image
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How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States Cover Image
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Rough Magic: Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race Cover Image
Summer Solstice: An Essay Cover Image
Barn 8: A Novel Cover Image
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The Bear Cover Image

New Books!

Even with the doors closed we have lots of new books arriving all the time. Check out the latest Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction


New Puzzles!

Nothing stops the spread of a pandemic like a good puzzle. Here are some new ones!