How to support M&Q this holiday season

2020 has been a year of unprecedented change and challenge for families, businesses, and communities, and indie bookstores are no exception. Magers & Quinn has been supported throughout the year by local regulars and friends shopping from afar on our website. We can’t thank you enough!

Like many retail businesses, the majority of our yearly sales come in the final two months of year, during the holiday season. We know that holiday shopping may look very different this year—whether you’re choosing to shop exclusively online, or are shopping on a reduced budget.

Of course, throughout the season we’ll keep you updated on books we’re recommending, great gift ideas, and other cool inventory available in our store as usual, but we wanted to kick things off with a reminder that shopping is just ONE of the ways to support M&Q!

Here are some of the best ways to support Magers & Quinn this season:

  1. Shop for books on our website
    Our site makes it easy to purchase books from home, with two ways to get your order:
    shipped directly to you or a loved one, even internationally!
    Next day alley-side pickup. Just drive up the alley to our garage door, there’s no need to come inside!

    Our store is also open to limited-capacity browsing, should you wish to visit in person. Please see our hours and policies for in-store browsing here.

    And remember, the majority of our inventory is discounted or used, meaning we have options for a variety of budgets.

  2. gift cards
    An e-gift card can be sent to any email address, and you can include a personal message. Great for gifts, thank-you’s, or if you just can’t decide what to buy yet.

  3. Get your e-books and audiobooks from our partners
    Did you know you can buy digital books and still support an indie bookstore? With our partners and Hummingbird, you can link your account to the bookstore of your choice—might we humbly suggest Magers & Quinn—and purchase a monthly membership or shop a la carte for audiobooks and e-books. Magers & Quinn gets a percentage of each sale and membership!

  4. Leave us a review on Google or Facebook
    If you have had a positive experience shopping at Magers & Quinn, whether in our store or on our site, please consider leaving a review. This is a simple and free way to support a business you like. We really appreciate it!

  5. Follow us on social media
    Another free, but important option! When you follow and interact with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, not only does it mean a lot to us, but your friends and followers might see it, which helps us reach possible new followers. It’s a win-win!

  6. Sell us your used books
    Part of what makes a used bookstore special is its ever-changing inventory. Selling your books back helps us consistently bring in a variety of quality used books to our shelves. Our used book buying process has changed since the beginning of the pandemic, but we are still taking in inventory in exchange for store credit or a check! Please read here for our updated policies.

We truly appreciate each of these shows of support, more than you know. From all of us at Magers & Quinn Booksellers, we wish you a healthy and happy holiday season!