Unlike leftover food, which crowds the fridge and typically lasts about a week, used books can be enjoyed for decades before turning green. Feed your intellect with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of used books and records at Dog Ear Books.
In addition to hosting cultural events, the independently owned Dog Ear Books stocks thousands of used books and vinyl records. Bibliophiles can peruse the stacks in search of page-turning paperbacks, brain-nourishing novels, and manuals outlining how to build tennis-playing robots. Books generally range from $1 to $20, though Dog Ear offers some rare volumes with much higher price tags. Music mavens will discover a treasure trove of vinyl records ($3 to $12 on average) that capture the unfiltered essence of sound and double as dinner plates. The shop also fosters an intellectual community through events, such as signings, poetry readings, open mics, and live music, and houses ample space for book-club meetings and the general exchange of mind-bending ideas.
- Walking into Dog Ear, there is a pop, a sense of something. Something slightly intangible that goes along with the whole locally owned bookstore ideal. – Anne Ferguson Hall, Flagpole