This Month

Black Bear Baristas Return to Leonard Street

Belmont, MA - A Black Bear Café barista emerged from hibernation today. Witnesses report the barista did not see his shadow. In fact, according to one Belmont resident, "He was very friendly and outgoing and seemed to really, really want to make me an iced carmel macchiato."

Summer is officially here!

 
Black Bear Café is open!

Curbside service only.

Limited Hours
Mon - Sat  7:00am - 2:00pm

Order online at our new website: www.blackbear.cafe
or just come by and order in person.

 

Announcing our new Read It Forward program!

Help us get books to families in need

Belmont Books's new program, Read It Forward, brings new books to children and adults in need via the school and community programs in Belmont, Arlington, Watertown and Waltham. Donate today and you’ll be helping local kids, seniors and whole families get the books they need, while also helping your local independent bookstore stay afloat during this time of crisis.

 

July Staff Picks

 

Minor Feelings

Minor Feelings
List Price: $27.00

Court of Miracles

Court of Miracles
List Price: $18.99

Sigh, Gone

Sigh, Gone
List Price: $27.99

Can you believe it’s July already? I can’t. I’ve realized that Time really is a Social Construct. It took me a few days to realize that my [analog] watch battery had died and I was writing the wrong dates on many online orders, so oops. Summer has started and we are gradually transitioning to the new normal. Here at the store, we’ve begun curb side pickup. Rest assured, we are socially distancing and staying safe while processing your orders. Given that, there are only a few employees in the store so please be patient with your orders. We are working as fast as we can, given our limited resources and bear in mind, safety precautions are still in place at the warehouses as well as with shipping services. Because of safety precautions, same day order and pickup is not available and we process the orders in the order they were received. We will contact you when your order is completed. Any time taken away from processing orders, just delays ALL orders. We realize you are anxious to receive your books, but please read the emails that we send to you before reaching out to us (and check your spam box). Our inbox has been inundated with questions that are directly answered in those emails. We are still in such a difficult time and we appreciate all the support that you have given us. Thank you! (Audrey H.)

Check out our staff picks. As always, we can ship to you or your favorite reader.

Cantoras

Cantoras
List Price: $16.95

Saving Ruby King


List Price: $27.99

Parker Looks Up

Parker Looks Up

The Hike

The Hike

List Price: $17.99

You Should See Me In a Crown

You Should See Me in a Crown

List Price: $17.99

Harp of Kings

Harp of Kings
List Price: $16.00

Her Sister’s Tattoo

Her Sister’s Tattoo
List Price: $17.95

Take a Hint, Dani Brown

Take a Hint, Dani Brown
List Price: $15.99

We Are Not From Here

We Are Not From Here
List Price: $18.99

Here I Am

Here I Am
List Price: $17.00

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices
List Price: $10.99

Box: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom

Box: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom
List Price: $17.99

For Colored Girls For Who Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf

For Colored Girls For Who Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf
List Price: $12.99

Kamala And Maya’s Big Idea

Kamala And Maya’s Big Idea
List Price: $18.99

Thick: And Other Essays

Thick: And Other Essays
List Price: $15.99

New Adult Fiction

New Adult Non-Fiction

New Picture Books

New Middle Grade Books

New Young Adult Books

Comics & Graphic Novels