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Buffalo Street Books hosts Drag Story Hour

By Sarah Cochi, Julia Hargreaves, and Maddy Dombrow February 20, 2024

Take a step inside Ithaca’s iconic local bookstore Buffalo Street Books as we learn about the shop and its events. It's Drag Story Hour featuring local drag queens Tilia Cordata and Coraline Chardonnay....

Buffalo Street Books is an indie bookstore in Downtown Ithaca that values diversity and intends for their customers to be aware of this inclusivity.

Bookstores in Ithaca create inclusive spaces

By Kaeleigh Banda, Staff Writer November 2, 2023
Independent bookstores in downtown Ithaca are selling diverse literature and creating inclusive spaces for community members to explore a variety of perspectives amid the rise of online shopping and an increase in book banning.
Ithaca resident Mahinder Kingra browses for books in the science fantasy section at Buffalo Street Books on April 3.

Local bookstore celebrates a decade of community ownership

By Elijah de Castro, Staff Writer April 7, 2021
Ithaca resident Mahinder Kingra browses for books in the science fantasy section at Buffalo Street Books on April 3.

Inside Ithaca: Buffalo Street Books

April 7, 2021

In it’s 10th year as an independent bookstore, Buffalo Street Books continues to be involved in the Ithaca community.

Michael Watson 13 teamed up with Lisa VillaMil ’13, Theresa Chiechi, and Lucas Gattoni to create Ithaqa, an Ithaca-based, Lovecraftian-inspired comic book series.

Alum to host digital book tour for Ithaca-inspired comic

By Arleigh Rodgers March 24, 2020
Michael Watson '13 teamed up with Lisa VillaMil ’13, Theresa Chiechi, and Lucas Gattoni to create "Ithaqa," a Lovecraftian-horror comic book series.
The Bookery, a used bookstore in the Dewitt Mall, is preparing to close after 45 years of business. From its opening in 1975, The Bookery has welcomed customers from all walks of life, including students and professors from Ithaca College.

The Bookery closing after 45 years of business

By Emily Lussier November 13, 2019

In The Bookery, a small used book store in Dewitt Mall, shelves that were kept full for 45 years are now half-empty. Every bookcase and the other furniture in the store is for sale, and all the books are...

Ithaca College native and author Sasha Sagan wrote her first full-length book that focuses on her life, family, relationship with religion and the scientific method.

Q&A: Ithaca native explores science and religion in first book

By Vivian Goldstein November 5, 2019

Ithaca native Sasha Sagan wrote her first full-length novel, “For Small Creatures Such As We: Rituals for Meaning in Our Unlikely World,” focusing on her family history, experience with religion and...

Buffalo Street Books will remain open after receiving a $50,000 grant from community donations. Buffalo Street Books became a cooperative in 2011 as a means to stay open when struggling with a lack of funds.

Buffalo Street Books buoyed by loyal locals

By Jake Leary and Laura O'Brien November 8, 2017
“There’s that feel that you get going into a small local store. People know you, and you go in, and there’s that intimacy that is very welcoming."
Sophomore Margaret McKinnis writes that Ithaca College students can have a direct impact on their local communities by supporting smalltown bookstores, like Buffalo Street Books.

Commentary: Ithaca needs Buffalo Street Books

By Margaret McKinnis October 24, 2017
However, we can affect our community now by starting with the seemingly small things, like buying from and supporting our local stores.
Novelist Yewande Omotoso reads an excerpt of her second novel “The Woman Next Door,” at the kickoff event of the New Voices Festival April 5 at Buffalo Street Books.

New Voices Literary Festival spotlights rising writers

By Kate Nalepinski, Life & Culture Editor April 5, 2017
Henderson described “The Short Short” as a marathon: The two-hour event kept flowing until all the readers finished sharing their stories.
Freshman Bradford Allen browses the stacks at Buffalo Street Books. Buffalo Street Books is a local co-op that offers a program called “First Class,” where students can order their books for classes instead of using the college’s store.

Ithaca College faculty opt for Buffalo Street Books over college store

By Charlotte Robertson, Contributing Writer September 17, 2014
Ithaca College professors have been asking students to buy their books through Buffalo Street Book's "First Class" program over the college's Bookstore.

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