Message Concerning Temporary Closure

A Message to Our Community

In light of the seriousness of the COVID19 epidemic, we at Belmont Books and Black Bear Café have decided keeping our doors open to the public is more likely to bring harm than good to all of you. The risk of exposure to the virus right now is too high. We have been trying to fill the void with online orders, curbside pickup and free delivery. But we no longer have enough staff to support these services, so we are now closed for the duration of the health emergency.

If you would still like to order from us, please visit our affiliate page on

You can find most of the books we carry there and when you place an order, it will be shipped directly to you from the warehouse.
Thanks so much for your support. We'll miss seeing all of you in person, but we absolutely believe that this is the right decision. We want to help everyone get through this difficult time as safely as possible.

Thanks for your understanding.

Health & happiness to you all,

Kathy & Chris