Holiday Ordering & Shipping Deadlines 2019

Here's what you need to know about getting books in time for the holiday!


Greenlight ships books anywhere in the US via UPS Ground.  If you are shipping books from Greenlight for Christmas, we recommend shipping packages by Sunday, December 15 for delivery by Christmas Eve (subject to UPS Ground shipping conditions).  You can use the UPS shipping time calculator to find more specific estimates for your destination (Greenlight in Fort Greene ships UPS ground from zip code 11217, Greenlight in Prospect Lefferts Gardens ships UPS ground from zip code 11225).



Greenlight can special order many books that we don't currently have on our shelves; arrival times can vary based on books' availability.  The following deadlines apply for guaranteed availability in the bookstore by Christmas Eve:

  • Not available from our distributor, but available direct from publisher (listed online as "Availability: Special Order"): order by Sunday, December 8
  • Available from our distributor warehouse (listed online as "Usually ships in 1-5 business days"): order by Tuesday, December 10
  • In our store now (listed online as "On Our Shelves"): order by Tuesday, December 24 at 3:00 PM

Please note that some titles may arrive faster!  Please contact us if you have questions about the availability of a particular title.  Thanks for shopping local and independent this holiday season!