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Happy New Year! Many thanks to our friends and customers for your support this year. 2021 continued to have its challenges for all of us, but we were pleased to have a strong fall and holiday sales period.  Now, in the dead of winter, we're planning to close for a brief period, January 9 - February 8 (shorter than last year) to complete some long-desired work on our building's facade, install signage, and finish what will hopefully be the last major rearranging of our sections and inventory on our main floor.  During this time we'll continue to fill online orders (and...

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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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