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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Do you sell anything else besides books?
Yes! We sell toys (including Legos and stuffed animals, as well as many others), music CDs, books on tape, candles, magazines, purses, fashion socks, children’s placemats, stationary, book lights, journals, book plates, calendars, maps, the local newspaper, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, hankies, and artwork done by local artists. Many visitors call us their “card destination,” due to the beautiful and unusual cards we carry. Stop by to see our selection!
Do you gift wrap?
We certainly do! Our gift wrap is complementary and we are happy to do it.
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?
The Book Cove sells and accepts Book Cove certificates, and we also honor Chamber of Commerce certificates. Book Cove certificates are valid for one year.
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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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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