Thank you for your support and patience as we evolve and adapt to meet your needs. To everyone who has visited the store and abided by our mask and hand sanitizer policy, we thank you. We know it is not comfortable to wear masks when the weather is hot and muggy but we also know that we wear masks for the protection of others. If you are uncomfortable with coming into the store or with wearing a mask, please visit our website at www.readinutopia.com. We can also mail books, arrange curbside pick up or front porch drop off. Let us know how we can help you.
We will be open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Sundays.
We’ve been adding safety measures for you such as a plexiglass screen at the counter, additional hourly and daily cleaning practices, widening of aisles to allow social distancing, and clear signage. We may be wearing masks and gloves but know that we’re smiling at you from beneath those masks.
Everyone entering the store will be required to wear a mask and visit the hand sanitizing station.
A maximum of 10 customers will be allowed in the store at one time. We ask that you follow social distancing guidelines inside the store and don’t enter if you are ill.
We are grateful for our book and coffee loving community! We will look forward to seeing you in the store or seeing your name pop up in an online order or a Facebook comment. Until then, be well and read on!
Your humble Arcadians
Upcoming Virtual Events
Writers of the Future's Andy Dibble & F. J. Bergmann — A virtual event on Zoom —
Nancy Baenen, co-manager of Arcadia Books, talks with Andy Dibble and F.J. Bergmann, both winners of L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future award—the most enduring and influential contest in the history of Sci-Fi and Fantasy writing and illustration. The quarterly contests are an opportunity for new writers and illustrators of science fiction and fantasy to have their work judged by some of the masters in the field and discovered by a wide audience. The contests have been hailed by veteran sci-fi authors Neil Gaiman, Patrick Rothfuss, Orson Scott Card and more.
Ginger Gaffney, author of Half Broke and Pam Houston, author of Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country discuss their creative process as well as the cathartic and healing work that comes with delving into personal memories, giving viewers a behind the scenes look into the art of crafting a memoir.
Arcadia is honored to host Martha McPhee, author of the novel An Elegant Woman, and her father, Pulitzer Prize-winning author John McPhee, for a discussion of the writing process, their relationship through writing, and his guidance over the years.