New Hours:

                  Daily: 10 am - 5 pm


 Tel: 916-441-4400                    

Dear Avid Reader Customers,


The virus is upon us. The Avid Reader is making certain adjustments to make you feel more confident in shopping and we hope you will continue to view us as a resource to help you practice social distancing in place – books to read that you never had the time to read, puzzles to make, audio books to listen to, and activity books to occupy our young people.


We are slightly adjusting our hours, now closing at 5 pm  daily. We are wiping down high-contact surfaces in the store 4 times a day and have hand sanitizer at the counter.

We ask the you practice good social distancing while in the store and maintain a six foot distance from others. We will limit the number of customers allowed in the store to ensure that a safe distance can be maintained by all.


If you wish, you can call in advance to see if we have a particular book, magazine, puzzle, newspaper, or a special order and we will meet you in the parking lot with the item. At the time you call us, we will tell you the price and ask that you either provide a check or close to exact change at the time of pick up since making change makes the pick up much more complicated for the store. Also we won’t have access to the credit card machine for parking lot pick up.


We will mail any book over $15 to your home if you wish.


Let’s hope this doesn’t last too long. But in any case we hope that these added services will make it easier for you to enjoy the books you love during this time of social distancing, and we hope you will use us as a partner in making this time productive and entertaining.



Stan, Don, Kellie, Ann, & Patrick

New & Noteworthy Titles

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