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Our current plan for events... | March 12, 2020

As the Coronavirus dominates news stories, and reports of COVID-19 spreading internationally continues, we wanted to let you know our current plans for events and activities.

We at Madison Street Books care deeply about the health of our customers and employees, and we are following Coronavirus news reports carefully. At this time, Madison Street Books will remain open and follow our published business hours.

  • Monday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

If you do plan to visit the store, please know that our staff is taking extra measures for cleaning/sanitizing. Having said that, please exercise the same amount of caution you use in other areas of your lives. (We've included a list of recommendations from the Chicago Health Department below.) If you feel vulnerable and want to avoid a social crowd, stay home. We're here for the long haul and look forward to future visits from you. If you do not feel well, please stay home and visit us another day.

We have a number of events planned for the coming days, including our Grand Opening this Saturday. We are moving ahead with the Grand Opening plans, and we are working closely with authors and publishers to determine a plan of action on an event-by-event basis. Some have cancelled already. Others remain on the schedule. Here's the current status of events:

  • March 12, 7:00 p.m. - Mark Rader, author of The Wanting Life, in conversation with Keir Graff
  • March 14, 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Grand Opening!
  • CANCELLED: March 20, 7:00 p.m. - Murder & Mayhem's Noir at the Bar
We will be including information about all of our upcoming events in future newsletters, on our website, and through our Facebook page.

We appreciate your understanding and flexibility. Remember that our website is always open, and we offer free delivery with a mile of the store, so if we don't meet you during our open house, maybe we can meet you at yours.

Thanks for reading.
Mary & Javier
 

Chicago Health Department recommendations:
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick unless seeking medical care.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Try alternatives to shaking hands, like an elbow bump or wave.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, countertops and phones.
  • If you have recently returned from a country, state or region with the ongoing spread of COVID-19, monitor your health and follow the instructions of public health officials.
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