Feeding the body and mind: Tatnuck Bookseller and Café offers local reads and products
Tatnuck Bookseller and Café is a book shop and cafe. Below, the team shares some details on their business and the importance of supporting local.
Describe your business:
As the largest independent bookstore in New England, Tatnuck Bookseller and Café offers a café, gift gallery, and event room along with an incredible inventory of books. All books are sold at a discount – New York Times Hardcover Fiction and Non-Fiction bestsellers are 31% off, and new releases are 10% off list price. Our café serves breakfast and lunch and is famous for its monthly specials. Our event room is available to the community for free and has hosted meetings, author events, and children’s events. We are a proud supporter of Made in Massachusetts and feature many locally-made businesses. We are also a proud supporter of local partnerships and currently sell florals from the talented Faris Farm Flowers and ice cream from the much-loved Uhlman’s Ice Cream. At Tatnuck Bookseller and Café, we believe that food and books are indispensable: food feeds the body, and books feed the mind.
What does your business look like?
We are a brick-and-mortar store conveniently located right off Route 9 in Westborough, MA. At 32,000 square feet, there is plenty of room for social distancing, and as a single-level store, we are ADA compliant. Our website offers gift cards, new book releases, and New York Times bestsellers for shipping or pick-up.
Why is it important to support businesses like yours?
Businesses like ours provide a wealth of information to the local community. Our booksellers are incredibly knowledgeable and can point you in the direction of any type of book you need. The local community and local business networking groups can also use our free meeting space. We support Westborough Youth and Family Services and other local charitable organizations with ongoing contributions. We offer magic shows, ballet performances, author readings, and many more events as free entertainment and cultural enrichment.
Do you want to say anything to your customers or guests?
We welcome you to shop at Tatnuck to enjoy everything we have to offer. Have lunch at our café or relax in one of our comfortable seating areas. Don’t hesitate to ask one of our booksellers for a recommendation! Please visit tatnuck.com or call 508-366-4959 to check current store hours, COVID-19 safety policies, or make inquiries on books, gifts, or the café. You may also message us through Facebook or Instagram. We are currently asking our customers to please wear a mask to enter the store and be mindful of the space between themselves and fellow shoppers. We will continue to provide curbside pick-up.
How has your business changed or adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Tatnuck Bookseller and Café is committed to the safety of its employees and community during this health care crisis. All employees are masked, plexiglass partitions are at all cash registers, cleansing wipes are available at both entrances, and our store allows plenty of room for social distancing. By working together, we can all make it safely through this time.