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

Starting on Tuesday, May 12 we will be offering contact-free order pickup at our front door on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1-4pm. If you select the frontdoor pickup option on your web order, PLEASE do not just come down to the shop and attempt to pick up your order. We will send you an email when your order is ready for pickup. 

We are still on-site filling orders, answering emails, and delivering locally Monday - Friday. If you have a question about a title or if we have something in stock or whether you are in our delivery area, the best way to get in touch with us is via email:

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.

May Catapult Bestsellers

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