Bumby Club

Welcome to Bumby Club!

Who is Bumby?

“Bumby” was the nickname for Jack, the son of Ernest and Hadley Hemingway. In his honor, and in celebration of children everywhere, Ernest & Hadley Booksellers presents the Bumby Club, our monthly subscription service, of the best new Picture and Middle Grade books, lovingly curated by the staff at E&H.

How does Bumby Club work?

Each month you will receive either a picture book (recommended for ages 0-8, depending on your reader) or a Middle Grade book (recommended for ages 8-14). The surprise selections are new releases for that month and are  always hardcover books. You may sign up to receive your monthly book on an ongoing basis (billed monthly), or you may opt for a limited or gift subscription for either three or six months.

There are no membership fees. You just sit back and watch for the mail! If you choose to pick up your book in the store, we'll of course waive the shipping cost (only available for recurring monthly subscriptions.) We'll hold your bookfor up to two weeks, after which time we'll charge your account the cost of shipping and send it along. This service is currently available to US residents.

How much does it cost?

Two types of subscriptions are available:

  • The Ongoing Plan is the best option for in-store pickup or members of our discount programs. Subscribers are billed monthly for the price of the book (typically $15-$20), sales tax (in-state sales), plus media mail shipping (if applicable). The best way to set up this plan is to call the store and speak with Avery or Easty (205) 632-5331.

  • Prepaid Plans are the best option for gifting (and shipping) to another household, or if you just want to try it. They are available starting at $75 for three months, or $150 for six months. Sales tax and shipping are built into the cost of the prepaid plans.

Can I buy a gift subscription?

Absolutely! We recommend going with the a Prepaid Plan. Scroll down to purchase a 3 or 6-month Bumby Club subscription.

What is the return policy?

We think you'll love each new book, but if you don't, you can always exchange a selection within three days of receiving it (store pickup only) for a book of equal or lesser value. All non-local sales are final.

What is the cancellation policy?

You may cancel at any time. Each month, we will send out an email notification approximately a week before the book's release date. If shipping, you will have two days to respond if you choose to opt out that month’s selection. For the 3-month subscription, you may opt out once during the three month period. For the 6-month subscription, you may opt out two times during the six month period.

I am a Friends & Family or Team Hadley Member. Will my 15% discount apply to Bumby Club?

F&F discounts only apply to ongoing (monthly) Bumby memberships.

Can I see an example of the books you pick?

Of course! Click here for this month's current selection.

How do I get started?

Choose one of three packages listed below and complete your information. You can purchase your package online, in-store, or over-the-phone. You will receive a confirmation email within two business days of signing up, along with instructions on how to complete your order if you have not already made your purchase.

Other questions?

Send us an email, or call the store and ask for Avery or Easty: (205) 632-5331.