Please be aware that, while we have a lot of books on the shelf, and while you are able to choose any book in our database of 2.5 million titles, we simply do not have all of those titles here in our store. The inventory status of the book will help determine the approximate time your order will take.
- On Our Shelves Now: These books are on the shelf at Hicklebee's. Click on the book title to see how many copies we have in stock and when our inventory was most recently updated. You can choose to pick up the item at the store or we can ship it for you.
Please note ~ For a variety of reasons, there is always a possibility that it is not on the shelf as indicated. If you need confirmation that a book is available before coming to the store, please call 408-292-8880. We'll find it and put it on hold for you.
- Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days: Exactly that - we're out and we can have it for you that fast
- Out-of-Print: These books are not available at any warehouse or from any publisher. The listing is merely for reference. In these cases, we recommend powells.com, an are excellent resources for out-of-print titles.
- Coming Soon: Available for Pre-Order: These titles will soon be available and may be ordered today so you will be among the first to receive them!
- Special Order-Subject to Availability: This means the book you selected is probably not stocked at any warehouse. Our experience shows these titles are often unavailable. We are always willing to try for you.
Though this system looks automated, it is managed by a real person at Hicklebee's. When we receive your order, we will notify you if we have to order your books - usually 1-3 business days - and again when your books are ready for pick-up or when they have shipped. If you have questions or concerns at any point, please call us-(408) 292-8880 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
illustrated by Kady MacDonald
Hicklebee's Book of the Year ~ Spring 2008