Harvey’s Tales

Harvey’s Tales is excited to re-open to the public on May 29th as part of the Phase 3 Restore Illinois plan. For the health and safety of our customers and employees the following conditions will apply. Changes will be made to these policies based on information from the CDC, Illinois Department of Commerce and Illinois Public Health officials, but FOR NOW:

  • MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE PRACTICED
  • WE WILL APPLY SANITIZER TO YOUR HANDS UPON ENTRY
  • GLOVES CANNOT BE WORN OR BROUGHT INTO THE STORE
  • ONLY 10 CUSTOMERS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE STORE AT ANY ONE TIME. WE ASK THAT YOU LIMIT YOUR VISIT TO 30 MINUTES SO OTHERS CAN ALSO VISIT THE STORE
  • WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO BROWSE BUT PLEASE ONLY TOUCH THE PRODUCTS YOU MAY WISH TO BUY
  • OUR COFFEE BAR WILL BE OPEN WITH LIMITED OFFERRINGS We will provide curbside service for our coffee bar drinks. Call the store (630-232-2991) with your order, pay with your credit card and we’ll bring your drink to the patio. For now, no refills, or use of container supplied by customer
  • ALL SEATING INSIDE THE STORE HAS BEEN REMOVED UNDER THE CURRENT CONDITIONS
  • WE ENCOURAGE PAYMENT VIA CREDIT CARD OR APPLE/GOOGLE PAY, BUT WE WILL ACCEPT CASH
  • THERE WILL BE ONE WAY ENTRY INTO THE STORE (THRU THE FRONT) AND ONE-WAY EXIT (THRU THE SIDE DOOR)
  • ELEVATOR WILL BE SHUT DOWN UNLESS NEEDED BY A GUEST
  • RESTROOM WILL BE CLOSED
  • NO BOOKCLUBS OR GATHERINGS CAN BE HELD AT THIS TIME

CURBSIDE PICKUP – We will continue to take orders over the phone (630-232-2991) and via email at harveystales@gmail.com. Simply place your order along with your phone number and we will get your CC info and arrange for the day and time of your pick up. Curbside pickup will be everyday (except Monday) from open to 1:00 pm

SHIPPING – We will happily ship your purchase to you! Simply contact the store either over the phone or by email and place your order. Let us know you’d like the order shipped to you and provide us with your address (or the address you want it shipped to) and payment information and we’ll take care of that! A shipping charge will be applied but we ship via media mail whenever allowed to keep the costs low.

AT RISK GUESTS – If you have a medical condition that puts you at a higher risk of contracting Covid 19, but would still like to shop at the store, just give us a call and we can discuss a private shopping experience either before or after the store hours on certain days.

GIFT CARDS – We continue to offer our gift cards in any denomination over $5.00. You can pick them up using curbside pickup or we can mail them to you or to the recipient.

PUZZLES AND OTHR DIVERSIONS – Haven’t been to the store in a while and not sure what we have, no problem, just ask. We are happy to send you pictures, do a face time tour of the store or provide suggestions! Simply give us a call at 630-232-2991 or email us at harveystales@gmail.com

SPECIAL ORDERS – If the book you want is not in stock at our store, we will happily order that book for you. When it comes in, we’ll give you a call!

PATIO – Our patio furniture will be out, but spaced 6 feet apart. Please practice social distancing while enjoying the outdoor space and do NOT move the furniture from where it is placed.

STORYTIME – We will continue to host virtual story time every Tuesday at 3:30 pm on Instagram.

AUDIO BOOKS – For those of you who enjoy listening to your books, we have an affiliation with Libro.fm. Go to Libro.fm for more information. If you select Harvey’s Tales as your bookstore while on the site, we will receive a small percentage of your purchase. Just another way you can support Harvey’s Tales.

BOOK SHOPPING OPTION – We have an affiliation with Bookshop.org. It’s a website where you can search for your next favorite book. If interested, go to bookshop.org/shop/harveystales and you’ll see our logo. If you don’t see the book you want on our page, use the Search button at the top of the screen. If you purchase a book from our page we will receive a small portion of your purchase price. Just another way you can support Harvey’s Tales!