Buffalo Street Books Owners Information


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 coop's Executive Board and in certain referenda on major coop policy decisions. They are also eligible for patronage dividend in fiscal years the coop operates at a net profit.


If you are not yet an owner and are interested in becoming one, check out Becoming an Owner.

Where can owners find cooperative policies and meeting minutes?

Follow here for Owners' Access to Documents.  

Who and what is the Executive Board?

The Executive Board is a group of cooperative owners who are elected to represent the interests of the general ownership and provide financial oversight. The board is currently made up of nine members, serving staggered terms of three years.


The 2018 Executive Board:

Dianne Dietrich

Eleanor Henderson

Chris Holmes

Michelle Nolan

Amy Reading

Jen Tennant

Rob Vanderlan

Lesley Williamson

Sharon Yntema

Inquiries to the Executive Board can be directed to executiveboard@buffalostreetbooks.com.

When and where does the Executive Board meet?

The Executive Board meets 5 times a year in addition to the annual owners meeting.  It is currently scheduled to meet the third Thursday of January, March, May, July September, and November, from 6-8pm at McBooks Press, 520 N Meadow, 2nd floor.

Are board meetings open to the general ownership?

All board meetings are open to the general ownership. Portions of some board meetings are held in executive session when necessary, and these portions of the meetings are not open to the general ownership.


If you have an issue you would like added to the agenda for a board meeting, you can send your request to executiveboard@buffalostreetbooks.com.

When is the Annual Meeting?

The Annual Owners Meeting is normally scheduled for April of each year. 

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