As students return to the University of Arkansas campus for the fall semester, another staple of the famed Dickson St. has reopened its doors: Dickson Street Bookshop.
According to a post on Dickson Street Bookshop’s official Facebook page, as of Tuesday, Sept. 1, the business has reopened to the general public.
The used bookstore has been a local favorite since opening in 1978, and was featured on Buzzfeed‘s list of “17 Bookstores That Will Literally Change Your Life.” It had been operating under a limited capacity of shipping and off-and-on curbside service since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Arkansas.
“We’re taking as many precautions as possible to ensure everyone’s safety,” the store states on its website.
Among those precautions are sneeze guards and a no-contact credit card machine at the counter, as well as a bacteria and virus killing UV system in its heat and air units. Additionally, all incoming used books will be sanitized before being placed on the shelves for purchase, and social distancing and face masks are required in the store at all times.
The hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days per week. The shop is also continuing to offer curbside pick-up by calling (479) 442-8182.