Book Sale Information (also available in the Back to School @Hop edition)
We have changed the hours of Hopkins School Book Sale - the new hours are listed below (and please note them carefully, we only accommodate book purchases during the posted hours):
Week of August 24:
Monday and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Special Extended Hours Thursday August 27th - 11:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m.
(CLOSED Friday 8/28)
Friday, September 4th (Orientation Day) from 8:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m., in Heath Commons.
(We need to move back to our regular home in Heath Commons the week of August 31st, which is why we we will only be open Orientation Day.)
The regular school store hours will be posted here once the school year begins.
IMPORTANT: We are implementing a big changes this year in the book sale process.
We will be providing each student with an individual book list this year, instead of posting the entire book list on the website. This list will be emailed by me by the start of book sale. The advantage to this is it cuts down the likelihood of families purchasing incorrect editions of English books if there is not an opportunity to copy that information from multiple sections read on a massive spreadsheet. The booklist emailed will only have the books required for each course for that individual student.
It also means families will not have to wait to find out their English section numbers, previously necessary so they knew which section of books to purchase. Now the books will simply be listed, and students will not need to know their section numbers until opening day (just as in other departments’ classes).
The other reason for sending individual lists to each students is that we hope it will also cut down on students being given incorrect editions at book sale or purchasing incorrect editions elsewhere (again, this is mostly to help with English books). If families attend book sale, we will also have a copy of each individualized book list, so we can check off the list more carefully and correctly while our student workers guide families through book sale. We will still require receipts for any returns from Hopkins Book sale. If you purchase books elsewhere, you will have to follow those return policies.
It is important to note that the list we send will have our latest information, but often in late August and even into the school year, the scheduling office needs to make changes that could affect a student’s English section, which in turn may lead to a need to purchase some different editions. We will notify students as soon as we can if this happens. I would suggest not writing names in any books until you are sure your schedule is finalized. Again, this is also why it will be very important to keep receipts!
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns, and have a wonderful summer.
Bookstore Manager, Hopkins School
986 Forest Rd. New Haven, CT 06515
(203) 397-1001 x firstname.lastname@example.org