Dear friends,

As news of the public health threat broke, we began stepping up our cleaning and disinfection of countertops, door handles, and other surfaces throughout the day, and cancelled author events in the coming weeks. We will remain open as long as our staff feels comfortable, and they will not come in if they are ill; as well, we ask the same courtesy of you if you or someone you’ve been in contact with someone who is sick, even if you think it’s a routine cold. We will do our best to balance illness prevention and keeping our doors open.

We are well-stocked with books, games, puzzles, playing cards, and craft kits. We expect the near future to be very difficult financially and ask for your support via online purchases of gift certificates or online shopping at, if you are not able or comfortable with coming downtown.

We welcome book donations, and since the Salem Recycles Book Swap has been cancelled, we hope you’ll consider donating those books to us. Email us at to arrange pick-up of donations of a box or more.

Wishing you and yours good health and good spirits throughout this trying time.

Your neighbors at Wicked Good Books