March 16, 2020


When you are confined in a small space you need an outlet that isn’t work or maintaining your environment.  Some people are surprised to learn I brought books with me to space. The quiet and absorption you can find in a physical book — one that doesn’t ping you with notifications or tempt you to open a new tab — is priceless. Many small bookstores are currently offering curbside pickup or home delivery service, which means you can support a local business while also cultivating some much-needed unplugged time.

– Astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent nearly one year on the International Space Station, offering tips on staying in isolation, New York Times, March 21, 2020

We want you to know that we’re still here! Little Shop has been categorized as an essential business by the City of Decatur due to our providing educational materials to those sheltering at home. While our shop will remain closed to customers until at least April 8th, we’re still open for pickup at the shop, home delivery, and online sales.

We really need you at this time.  Amazon and big box chains will survive this crisis, many independent businesses will not.  Now more than ever, Little Shop needs your support. We’re trying our best to continue paying all our full-time staff during this period and to continue providing for their health care benefits. You can purchase books through our online sales site or by calling the shop to order for either doorside pick-up or delivery to the following zip codes listed below. You can also buy gift cards for later use. We will have booksellers in the shop ready to take your orders Monday through Saturday from 10 to 4 pm. As always, we are happy to make recommendations for you and your children.

Little Shop continues to take steps to minimize risk to our customers and employees. Where possible, staff is working from home. We have minimized our store crew, and are continuing safe practices to keep our staff and customers safe from exposure.

Need a book? We’re here for you.

FREE Same Day Delivery in the 30030 and Neighboring Zip Codes

Give us a call before 4 p.m. and place your order. We guarantee delivery to your residence THE SAME DAY! (After 4 p.m.? We may still be able to do it that day.) Want it gift wrapped? We’ll gift wrap! (404) 373-6300

We’ll deliver to: 30030 and 30002, 30306, 30307, 30317, 30322, 30329, 30032, 30033, and 30079

Store Pickup

Give us a call and place your order. Let us know when you’re coming. Drive to the shop and park. There’s plenty of parking spaces! We’ll have your order ready for you in our vestibule.

The city of Decatur is providing FREE 30-MINUTE PARKING for folks picking up deliveries at shops and restaurants. To receive 30-minute free parking from a meter, download the free ParkMobile App on your phone; enter “7801” in the Zone Number; and enter the promo code “BESAFE.”

Get Books at Home

Visit our online shop to have them shipped, or order audio books here!

Buy Little Shop Gift Cards!

Give us a call! All the information above concerning Free Same Day Delivery and Free Curbside Pickup apply. (404) 373-6300 You can also purchase gift cards by visiting our online shop!

Like you, we want to live and work in a healthy and thriving community.  We believe that by taking these steps, we play a small but vital role in getting our community back to some sense of normalcy again.

We tell you this all the time: we are so incredibly grateful for you, our community, and for the chance and honor to be a part of your children’s lives for almost 15 years.

As always, if you have questions or concerns, you may email us at or give us a call at (404) 373-6300. We are here, we are prepared, and we are paying attention. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: we have the best community in the entire world. Thank you for being a part of our family and working with us to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Please stay safe and healthy And keep reading!

Your friends at Little Shop of Stories

Thank you so, so much for being there for us.