Since late fall 2017, I’ve been running [Buffalo Street Books]. Right from the start, I knew that to keep an indie bookstore alive you needed to be all about the community and that community very clearly included the library. I don’t think a town can really be a proper town without an indie bookstore, and I definitely don’t think a town can be a proper town without a successful public library. Last year the bookstore started our 'Ithaca is Books' campaign...and Annette Birdsall (Library Director) was one of our very first ambassadors.
(Photo) Lisa, general manager at Buffalo Street Books, stands in front of the stacks at TCPL.