What does it mean to be an owner?
Being an owner of Buffalo Street Books means you have purchased a share of the bookstore. Owners are allowed to vote in elections for the co-op's Executive Board and in certain referenda on major co-op policy decisions. Owners are also invited to special events, receive regular behind the scenes updates, and can look forward to extra discounts during the bookstore's twice-annual sales events.
BSB relies on the patronage and generous support of community members like you. More than 900 owners help provide the working capital to ensure the vibrant presence of an independent bookstore in Ithaca's downtown area. Owners help Buffalo Street Books reimagine the ways a bookstore can serve its community.
If you are already an owner, consider purchasing a gift ownership for someone you know OR contributing to our Ownership Fund.