Book Availability FAQ

Q: When I search for a book and find it listed on your website, does that mean it's in stock at Annie Bloom's right now?

A: Not necessarily. What you're seeing is a listing from our distributor's database of all the titles they stock (and some they don't). What you want to look for is the book's status under Availability.

Q: What do the different Availability listings mean?

A 1: "On Our Shelves Now": Hooray! This book IS in stock at Annie Bloom's (as of the last time we uploaded our inventory data, at least).

A 2: "Not in Stock - Usually Arrives at Store in 1-3 days": This book is NOT in stock at Annie Bloom's. This title is usually in stock with our distributors. If the book is in stock with one of our distributors' West Coast warehouses, then we can have your book here in 1-3 days (depending on time of day, weekends, holidays, etc.). Sometimes titles are available only from the East Coast. These will take 10-14 days.

A 3: "Out of Stock Indefinitely": Boo! Typically, this means that the book you want is out of print. Unfortunately, we can't get this title for you. We recommend trying http://www.powells.com or http://www.abebooks.com.