Information and response regarding the COVID-19 pandemic
Throughout the rapidly-changing situation surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) our top priority has been the health and wellbeing of our customers and our employees. Because of all of you - your support and patronage - we know that each decision we make has an impact that extends beyond our store.
With all of these stakeholders in mind, we decided to temporarily close our bookstore, based in San Carlos, CA on March 16, 2020. We will remain closed, along with local schools, through Friday, April 3. We will continue to evaluate the situation and expect our store operations to track closely to local school closings (and re-openings).
Although our store will be closed, limited staff will continue to work inside to ensure online delivery of Reading Bug Boxes. We do not operate a warehouse, and ensure a clean environment in our now-closed bookstore for picking and packaging the books that go in to every child's Reading Bug Box.
Through this closure, you can also continue to shop with us, although in a modified way that protects everyone's health.
We plan to continue to support our hard-working and incredible staff during this suspension in operations and thank you for your continued support and patronage. As you know, things are changing rapidly, and we'll continue to keep you updated on any changes to our plans.
More information on our store closure and safety protocols can be found at https://www.thereadingbug.com/blog/staying-healthy-reading-bug-bookstore-through-covid-19-pandemic