Frequently Asked Questions

We are always happy to answer any questions you might have. Here are some Frequently Asked Questions. Links throughout the answers will guide you to further information on our site or to other sources. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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What is your return policy?
We always want our customers to leave the store happy! If you are dissatisfied with a purchase you made here, bring it back with a receipt within 30 days and we will give you store credit or allow you to exchange the item for something else.
Is food/drink allowed inside?
Yes but we just ask that you be respectful and please keep food and drink out of the kid’s section of the store.
Do you sell anything else besides books?
Yes! We are happy to carry lots of fun gifts for folks of all ages! Aside from books you can find stationary, napkins, candles, eyeglasses, puzzles, socks, bookends, soaps, CBD oil, and various home décor. We also carry a selection of kids’ toys such as Pusheen plushies and Lego sets! We’re confident that you’ll be able to find a unique gift for anyone in your life.
Do you gift wrap?
We offer complimentary gift wrapping for all holidays and occasions. Just let us know at checkout!
I see you have a lot of authors visiting your store. What is a book signing like?
Coming to a book signing is a wonderful opportunity to attend a cultural event and connect with other readers and fans. Our authors speak and/or do a reading, then take questions from the audience. Our guest speakers always have fascinating anecdotes to share, suggestions and tips about the writing process, and love hearing your feedback! We do ask that all books to be autographed be purchased through The Book Cove, and we usually offer refreshments.
Do you offer discounts?
The Book Cove offers readers the opportunity to join our book credit club. This means that every time you reach a hundred dollars in book purchases, you receive a $10 coupon off of your next purchase! This coupon prints out on your receipt, and is valid for one year. Please hold on to your coupon, as our computer does not keep a record. The other option we offer is for students and teachers, with a 15% discount available for school books.
Do all of my purchases count towards the book club?
Full price in-print books generally qualify for the book club. Discounted books, out of print books, and other store merchandise does not qualify. Tax does not count towards the credits.
What kind of gift certificates do you accept?
We sell and accept Book Cove gift certificates that remain valid for one year. We also honor Chamber of Commerce certificates than can be acquired at The Yarn Box next door.
Indie bookstores tend to be more expensive than chain stores or Amazon. Why shop at The Book Cove?
The Book Cove prides itself on getting to know our customers and what you like to read. We are always happy to recommend a book or discuss one (or all!) of your favorites. In addition to an enjoyable in-store experience, The Book Cove supports the Pawling community. Studies show that for every $100 spent at a local store, $45 is generated for the local community. By shopping Pawling, you are supporting Pawling, and we appreciate that.

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A History of Pawling

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Sunday 11am to 3pm
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10am to 6pm
Wednesday 10am to 6pm
Thursday 10am to 6pm
Friday 10am to 6pm
Saturday 10am to 5pm

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