FAQ

DO YOU TAKE RESERVATIONS?
Sure do! We take reservations Monday through Friday afternoon. We do not take reservations on the weekends or holidays. Reserve a table by clicking here or giving us a call at 617-267-8688.

*Reservations are for general dining only and do not apply to events. If you are attending an event, please purchase a ticket (if required) and arrive early to be seated in the event space.  

DO YOU DELIVER?
You bet we do! Our food is delivered by these third party companies:
GrubHub
Caviar
DoorDash
UberEats
Postmates

You can also place an order online for in-store pick-up here

DO YOU HOLD BOOK READINGS OR OTHER AUTHOR EVENTS?
Heck yeah we do! Many of our author events are free and open to the public. You can see our full events calendar here. Our diverse space has been host to a variety of events--reading, beer tastings, cooking demos, speed dating, and more!

Are you an author? Ask us about holding an event by emailing events@tridentbookscafe.com.

CAN YOU SELL BOOKS AT OUR EVENT?
Trident would love to partner with you for your conference/party/festival/whatever! Please send an email to courtney@tridentbookscafe.com with the following information:

  • Event type
  • Book title and author
  • Number of expected attendees
  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
     

YOU HAVE REALLY NICE CAFE SPACES. CAN I HOST MY PRIVATE EVENT AT TRIDENT?
Yes! We have hosted all sorts of private functions, from birthday parties to sorority mixers, to wedding rehearsal dinners, to graduation parties. For pricing and more information, click here or email catering@tridentbookscafe.com.

DO YOU SELL USED BOOKS?
No, but we have a huge selection of remainders, which are leftover books from recent print runs that are sold at a reduced price. Like, really reduced. Like, guilt-free-shopping reduced.

DO YOU BUY USED BOOKS?
Nope. There are other indie bookstores in the Boston area that do buy used books. 

I SELF-PUBLISHED A BOOK/MAGAZINE. WILL YOU SELL IT? DO YOU TAKE BOOKS OR MAGAZINES ON CONSIGNMENT?
Yes, we do have a consignment program, but unfortunately, we can't take every book that comes through the door. 

Please note that we only take requests from LOCAL AND BOSTON AREA AUTHORS.

We will not take books that are published through any Amazon affliate.

All requests that do not comply with our guidelines will be disregarded. 

You can apply to our consignment program by filling out our consignment form with a description of the book, as well as how you plan to drive people to our store to buy your book. We are a busy store, so it may take us some time to respond to your inquiry. 

PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF COPIES OF YOUR BOOK AT THE STORE, unless explictly asked to do so.

We are not responsible for any copies left at the store. 

Our consignment agreement provisions are:

1) The consignor will receive 60% of the cover price of each item sold.
2) Unsold consignment items must be picked up within 90 days.
3) Trident is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
4) A check for items sold will be issued and mailed upon pickup of remaining items by consignor.
5) If all items are sold, a check will be issued and mailed within 60 days of the date of the last item sold.
6) Trident reserves the right to deny any applicant for consideration to our consignment program.
7) A $20 deposit is required for our consignment program.

I WANT TO WORK AT TRIDENT. HOW DO I APPLY?
Click here for more information on how to apply to work in the bookstore or cafe. 

Have a question that wasn't answered here? Give us a call at 617-267-8688 or email us at info@tridentbookscafe.com.