Curbside Pickup

Curbside pickup information:

After you've placed your order online, you will receive a confirmation that your order was received. Once we have finalized processing your order, you will receive another email letting you know your order is ready to be picked up. When you arrive to pick up your order, please come to the front counter where it will be waiting for you.

Due to warehouse and shipping delays, please allow us time to process your order. 

To ensure the fastest possible fulfillment of your order, we recommend using a credit card as payment type. The following things *may* delay your order due to special handling:
A) Using a gift card 
B) Applying frequent buyer credit
C) Gift messages

If you need to reach us, please email If you haven’t heard from us yet, don’t panic! We are working as hard as we can on your order and will be in touch soon. 

To protect our staff, we keep the number of booksellers present on site to a minimum. For this reason, we are unable to keep up with phone calls, and appreciate your understanding as we ask that questions be sent via email to Please allow our crew 1-3 days to process and collect your online orders of in stock items.

Curbside Pickup FAQs

Q: Can I place an order over the phone or by email?

A: At this time, orders can ONLY be placed online through the Literati website and must be paid for in advance with a credit card. When checking out, choose curbside pickup as delivery method. We will email instructions once your order is ready. If you search for a book on our website that results in this message: “Email or call 734-585-5567 for price,” you won’t be able to order that book on our website since there is no option to “add to cart”.  In these instances, please email or call the store and a staff member will let you know if it’s possible for us to order the book(s) in question.

Q: Can I pick up a partial order of in-stock items?

A: Sorry, no. We are not able to accommodate the pickup of partial orders. We are working hard to get all of the books in your order, and we will let you know as soon as your entire order is ready for pickup.

Q: Can I pay for my curbside order with a gift card?

A: Yes, we can take your gift card for payment! Please enter your credit card as the payment type in case your gift card doesn't cover the whole amount. Enter your gift card number in the "Store Gift Card" field. It will be something like G 2020113.

Q: I just placed an order for an in-stock item. How long before I can pick it up? 

A: Please allow us at least 1-3 days to process the order. Once the order is ready for pick-up, we will email a confirmation and instructions. Once you receive email confirmation that your order is ready for curbside pickup, you will have two weeks to come by and pick it up, unless other arrangements are made.

Q: I just placed an order for an out-of-stock item. How long before it will be ready for pick-up? 

A: We will process your order within 1-3 days and email an estimate how long it will take for the item(s) to arrive. Please keep in mind that these are only estimates and that there have been delays in shipping from vendors.

Q: Can I have orders shipped to my home, even if I’m local? 

A: Absolutely. You can choose media mail or USPS priority upon checkout.