An Update on the Reopening of Massy Books amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic


Our storefront is open! Since May 16th, 2020, our doors have been open for browsing 10-6 pm, 7 days a week. With new measures introduced and the health and safety of our community and staff top of mind, we look forward to welcoming you back in the store. We recognize our role in keeping each other and ourselves safe and supported, and as such will continue to monitor the situation and will revise as necessary. Our staff are supported in determining their level of comfort in working at the store, and we’ll continue to offer great delivery for customers who choose to stay home! Here is what you can expect when you visit the store:
– it is mandatory for both staff and customers to wear masks. We encourage you to bring your own, but we will also have disposable masks on hand for those may be in need.
– only 4 customers in the store at any given time
– we kindly ask customers to limit browsing time in the store to 15 – 20 minutes.
– plexiglass at the front counter to protect both customers and staff- plexiglass at the front counter to protect both customers and staff
– social distancing stickers on the floor to remind people about proper distance – please respect social distancing measures
– hand sanitizer available for customers and staff
– masks and gloves available for customers
– our gallery is open as of July 3rd with shows going on for the rest of the year, however, without in-person openings or events
– lots and lots and lots of cleaning!
DELIVERY changes:

For most customers, our delivery changes won’t affect how you’re ordering and receiving your books. If you’re ever unsure, don’t hesitate to email or call us!

Shipping within Vancouver is severely delayed and we suggest picking your books up when you can.

Due to a lack of requested deliveries and increased shipping costs, we’ve cancelled our hand delivery service within Vancouver and moved strictly to mailing all orders via Canada Post. This has slightly changed our shipping rates. As always, when you shop or pick-up in the store, you not only save on the shipping fees, but you also save 10% off new books over $30! That’s a lot of money to be saved with picking up!

Shipping is FREE when you spend:

1. Over $75* to anywhere in Vancouver, the Lower Mainland, or the USA,
2. Over $100* to everywhere else in BC and Canada (less than $100 will incur regular shipping fees)
*before taxes and fees

Shipping is $5.00 when you spend:

3. Less than $75  and more than $15 (before tax) to anywhere in Vancouver, the Lower Mainland, and the USA.

Always FREE to pick-up.
**Please remember to leave detailed delivery instructions (if in Vancouver), like buzzer numbers, preferred delivery days and times, and to an address where someone is present to accept packages**
Right now all events at our store are pending, depending on what the government allows. We’ll assess requests to use our space on an individual basis, but will be limiting all events until a vaccine is found or until the government allows large groups to gather. We are moving many of our events online, including openings in the gallery, readings, book launches and talks. Head to our events page to learn more, or visit
If we find we are unable to ensure social-distancing, proper etiquette and sanitation, we may close our doors again. In the meantime, we continue to clean, sanitize, and assess our store. We’re looking forward to seeing you!