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Banned Books Week is September 26 - October 2, 2021. We are proud to carry a number of banned books in-store, and only some are listed online -- you can find our collection here. Also, head over to the American Library Association's site for more info, including book lists and advocacy/action steps.

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Sorry, but due to Franklin County's latest transmission numbers, we are following the CDC's recommendation to require masks indoors at our store for all customers, vaccinated or not. If you forget your mask, we still have some available for free. We also offer curbside pickup, shipping, and free Greenfield delivery. Thanks for your understanding, and we'll continue to monitor the situation.

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We'll be closed for a short break beginning Sunday, July 18, reopening with our regular hours on Wednesday, July 28.  Also note that we have expanded our Saturday hours: 10 - 1pm and 4 - 7pm. If you aren't vaccinated, please wear a mask inside the store. We look forward to seeing you!

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Dear customers and friends, Following last week's CDC announcement, the state of Massachusetts has determined that beginning 5/29 fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear face coverings inside or outdoors. Under both state and federal guidelines, individual businesses can still set their own safety policies. At this time, Federal Street Books is making no changes to our COVID-19 safety protocols. Our capacity for in-store browsing is still limited to 6 customers at a time, and customers and staff must be masked during open hours. While we (Hillary and Neil) have both been fully vaccinated, we serve families with children...

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March 14, 2020 was our last 'normal' day of business before COVID. It was also one of our best sales days ever at Federal Street Books after only five months under our ownership. There's no way we could have predicted this turn for our business, but we've used this time to expand and improve our book selection and the services we offer to our customers. Over the past year we have: Invested in brand-new titles to improve representation, adding an anti-racist section and expanding our selection of women, Black, GLBTQIA+, and writers of color, particularly in our science fiction and...

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