Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe COVID-19 Closure Announcement

In order to do our part in keeping as many people in our community healthy and safe, Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe will be closing starting Tuesday, March 17th. We are and will be monitoring the situation closely, and we will be reassessing when to reopen on a weekly basis. Sadly this seems to be no time for half measures and as a fellow human, I can’t see any good reason to keep our doors open and possibly endanger anyone in our community. We are tentatively closed through the end of March but we expect to be closed longer than that.

We will still be in the shop for limited hours and will continue to do deliveries as requested as long as we are allowed to do so. The best way to reach us will be at dudleysbookshopcafe@gmail.com or via Messenger on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DudleysBookshopCafe/

Any support you can give us by requesting deliveries or shopping online will make a big difference as long as closures remain in place:

Books
https://bookshop.org/shop/dudleysbookshopcafe

Audiobooks
https://libro.fm/switch?bookstore=dudleysbookshopcafe

While we can’t know what the horizon might hold financially for us during this temporary closure, we do know what is most important—doing our part to ensure that our neighbors and loved ones stay healthy and that our healthcare providers remain free and able to care for the most vulnerable in our community. Together, we can #flattenthecurve and do our part to keep our neighbors safe. All the best to everyone reading this.

Stay safe and healthy,

Tom Beans
Owner
Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe

 

Books

Dudley’s features a curated and in-depth selection of new and used literary fictionall the best guidebooks, western history, science-fiction and fantasy. We have an ever-changing staff picks section along with a cross-genre selection of new and notable hardbacks that are 10% off each and every day. No other bookstore in Bend, Oregon can say that. If you still haven’t found something to your liking we have an entire second floor full of used books across all subjects. Read more about our book selection here. No time to come in? No problem. Shop online!

Cafe

Leave the coffee snobbery outside. At Dudley’s there’s no complicated brewing equipment or six different roasts to choose from. What we do have is a time-honored La Marzocco Linea pulling shots for all the classic espresso drinks, served by friendly, engaging baristas. We serve a chocolate-note, medium-dark roast Guatemalan, roasted locally by Bonsai Beans. Not in the mood for coffee? We serve teas from Metolius Tea and Jasmine Pearl. In addition to drinks we serve a variety of locally baked pastries and snacks to complement that perfect espresso drink.

Meeting Space

Dudley’s has become the Downtown spot for meetings, both formal and informal. Cozy and comfortable enough for a one-on-one or study session on the couch or take advantage of our large upstairs room for your business meeting or planning session. We have everything from language groups and philosophy clubs to book clubs and writer’s groups who use our space. For something a bit more private we also have a small “nook” upstairs suitable for 4-5 people. If you would like to reserve space for your meeting (and we suggest you do), please click here for more information.

“What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore it knows it’s not fooling a soul.”

– Neil Gaiman, ‘American Gods