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