Updates and Online Ordering Information

Image: Wild Rumpus storefront with Angela Davis quote painted on front window: "We must always attempt to lift as we climb." Monday, March 15, 2021

Dear Wild Things,

Today marks one year since we first closed our little purple door because of COVID-19. Since then, we’ve worked hard to connect with and support our community online while keeping our staff and customers safe. We’ve added new browsing options to our website, including hundreds of book lists compiled by our booksellers. We’ve hosted more than one hundred virtual story times, dozens of online events with authors and illustrators, two book drives for local non-profits working for racial justice, eight school book fairs, twenty-five school author visits, and three monthly book clubs for young readers. Last summer, when we saw a surge in sales of books about racism and injustice, we were honored to donate a portion of our proceeds to three non-profits: CTUL, NdCAD, and BLM.

While we’re proud of the new ways we’ve been able to connect virtually, we anxiously await the day that we can see you all in-person again. That’s why it is with great anticipation that we announce RUMPUS IN THE WILD, an outdoor pop-up sale located in the parking lot behind Wild Rumpus!

Saturday, April 24, 10AM-3PM: RUMPUS IN THE WILD - Independent Bookstore Day Outdoor Pop-up Sale!

You can expect book browsing, live bookseller recommendations, themed sales, and, yes, animal visitors!

We remain committed to keeping our staff and customers safe, and right now, that means keeping our storefront closed. We continue to offer online ordering and recommendations, virtual events and book clubs, and curbside pickup from 1-5PM daily, including weekends and during the RUMPUS IN THE WILD sale.

Thank you all for your love and support over this past year. You are the reason we’re still here!

-Wild Rumpus


Monday, January 9, 2021

For the safety of our staff and customers, Wild Rumpus continues to operate ONLINE ONLY. We are committed to keeping our storefront closed to the public until we feel it is safe to welcome readers back through our little purple door.

  • Our Curbside Pickup hours are 1-5PM daily (including weekends). Beginning in January 2021, customers will have 30 days from the date of order completion (not the date that the order is placed) to pick up curbside pickup orders. After that time, unclaimed items will be donated. (We’ll send a reminder one week before donating items.) Find more details about curbside pickup HERE.
  • Returns: While our storefront is closed, returns will be accepted for store credit only, which will be issued as a digital gift code. Please drop off items for return during curbside pickup hours, and include a receipt with a contact name, email address, and phone number. A gift code will be issued via email within 24-48 hours. Find our return policy HERE.

While we miss talking to our customers face-to-face, a visit to Wild Rumpus is an immersive, interactive experience, and one that is difficult to envision with proper social distancing measures in place. We continue to offer online book recommendations and virtual book club meetings, story times and other events.

Thank you for your understanding, and for your continued support. We love you so.

-The Wild Rumpus Staff