Ordering books


“Thinking local, buying local, and being local” is more than just a slogan. It’s an action plan - one with substantial consequences. Our website enables you to shop locally 7 days a week, 24 hours a day from home - supplementing your visits to the store – and providing another opportunity to fuel the local economy, keeping more of our dollars working here at home for us.

We cannot provide the same level of service on this website as we can when you come in the store {a real smile beats  ;>)  any day of the week}, but we'll do everything we can to make the experience here as satisfying as you have come to expect from Paulina Springs.

Order books online and you can have them

  • delivered to the store
  • delivered to your home
  • delivered to another person as a gift


Some things you might want to know about searching books on our website
The searchable database is largely provided by one our suppliers - Ingram

  • Ingram is the largest book distributor in the world
  • Their database contains over a million titles that are in stock and ready to ship
  • The database also contains many more titles not currently available

We also add titles to the database that are not inventoried by Ingram

  • Most often this will be local authors who distribute their own books
  • We also add non-book titles to our database - toys, music, etc
    • But certainly not everything we have in the store


When you look up a book in the database it will indicate one of the following Availability messages
On Our Shelves Now

this means our inventory indicates we have a copy of this title on our shelves in one or both of our stores

Usually Ships in 1-5 days

this means Ingram has it in their warehouse available for shipping immediately

Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now

this means the book has not released yet

Special Order - Subject to Availability

this means that Ingram is currently out of stock on this title, or does not ordinarily stock the book - contact us, and we can provide greater detail on the availability of the title

Out of Print

this means the publisher has run out of the title and does not plan to reprint


How our online order system works.
Once you place your order, it transmits an email to us instructing us of your wishes.

In store pick-up

If you requested to pick the book up in the store we will contact you in a timely manner confirming we have the book available for pick-up or when we will have the book available for pick-up. Choosing to pick up your book in the store means never having to pay shipping.

Books to be shipped

If you requested the book to be shipped to your address, or someone elses, we will contact you in a timely manner and notify you of the expected date of arrival.


If you cannot locate a book of interest on our website - contact us here, and we will get back to you in a timely manner with the information about the title.