D – Dog Ear Bookstore and Cafe – Buffalo, NY

WELCOME to the letter D and to this year’s theme: BOOKSHOPS

 Dog Ears Bookstore and Café  688 Abbott Road Buffalo, NY   716-823-2665

Until now, the weathermen on TV have defined Buffalo, NY for me with images of horrendous winter storms paralyzing the city.  How grateful I am that a bookstore has broadened my appreciation for what was a center of trade in one of the largest and richest cities in the country. One of my passions is architecture and due to the influx of wealth in Buffalo, a treasure of architectural gems stand today. The city is home to the early works of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Once one of the world’s largest office building, Ellicott Square Building is in Buffalo and Guaranty Building, one of the world’s first skyscrapers is a fine architectural tribute to the city. Buffalo is enjoying a resurgence, and what better indication of this than the Dog Ears Bookstore & Cafe located in the Abbott McKinley Neighborhood.

Here we find knowledgeable people who will help us find everything from new releases to old classics, with titles for a range of ages and audiences. I am green with envy that they have six-week Adult Writers Seminars and support the creativity of the community in this welcoming atmosphere. The addition of a cafe with the bookstore spells P e r f e c T to me. Dog Ears obviously loves children and provides activities along with an introduction to the world of reading and books. Their lives will be forever changed because of this. Dog Ears has become an integral part of the Buffalo scene. Fantastic!



There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully                                                        as those we spent with a favorite book.  -Marcel Proust

About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
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13 Responses to D – Dog Ear Bookstore and Cafe – Buffalo, NY

    • With research, I not only found a city I had undervalued because of the winter TV scenes, with interesting architecture and this great bookstore. Can’t imagine life without the Dog Ear bookstores of the world. Can you?

  1. eschudel says:

    Mmmmmmm… books and coffee…

  2. trishafaye says:

    What a great name! I wish I were closer so I could go check them out.

    • I have left you a message in coming to visit your blog this AM. The #Challenge is a great vehicle to find other bloggers like yourself that otherwise are unknown. Love sharing the month of April with you. Come back for another bookstore post if you have time. Congratulations on all the hard work of participating, but like me, I’m sure you’ve had fun preparing.

  3. sizzlesue15 says:

    Hi Stepheny lovely to connect with you through AtoZ. This bookshop sounds delightful and I love how they encourage children to read and have built a sense of community into their business.
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

    • Your comment sent me off in search of your blog. I love this about the #Challenge and was not disappointed in reading your posts. I loved preparing this year’s theme about one of my passions….books and bookstores.

  4. So lovely they take such pride in introducing youngsters to reading as well as helping adults find whatever they need.
    Tasha’s Thinkings – Movie Monsters

    • I have wonderful memories of my childhood books shelved on bookcases that my father built in his basement workshop. One set had a lighted cabinet in the center where I displayed my story-book dolls. I was blessed, to say the least.

  5. I used to live in Rochester, NY and often had to travel to Buffalo for business (I was an IT consultant). That was another lifetime…LOL! Next time I’m in the area, I’ll be checking out this bookstore.

    Donna B McNicol, author & traveler
    Romance & Mystery…writing my life
    A-Z Flash Fiction Tales: http://dbmcnicol.blogspot.com
    A-Z of Goldendoodles: http://ourprimeyears.blogspot.com

  6. I’m so surprised to find someplace from my hometown on your list! I’ll have to check this place out when I go visit my parents in August.

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