Ithaca's cooperatively-owned independent bookstore since 2011
215 N Cayuga Street Dewitt Mall · Ithaca, NY · 607-273-8246
At Buffalo Street Books, we invite authors, creatives, teachers, students, homeschoolers, libraries, nonprofits, businesses, and the rest of the Ithaca community to propose events in alignment with our mission.
Please fill out our easy-to-use Event Request Form, which allows us to keep everyone's requests and materials organized, at least six weeks before the date you're hoping to reserve. We cannot promise to get back to you within 14 days without the form or without this advance notice.
Publishing houses, please email our event coordinator directly.
A note on scheduling:
While we prefer to host events during our normal business hours, we also understand that time is a human construct and that our hours may not be conducive to your intended audience. Please ask, and know that we will strive to be flexible for you.
As you consider the time and date for your event, we suggest that it end at least an hour before our closing time that day, so that participants can have time to mingle and chat afterwards.
A note on expectations:
Planning an event is a collaborative project that requires an investment of time and effort from both you and us.
As the hosting partner, our duties almost always include all of the following:
As the presenting partner, we expect that you:
A note on virtual events:
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Buffalo Street Books, like all other bookstores, transitioned to virtual author events. Although we now primarily focus on in-person events, we are still open to hosting virtual events. Please complete the event request form for information about our virtual event policies.
A note on books:
All sales for your event must go through Buffalo Street Books. We are happy to ensure timely arrival of your books before your event either by ordering from our distributor, or by helping you through the consignment process! If we cannot get the book from our distributor, however, and you do not wish to consign, we regretfully cannot host your event.
And a final, friendly reminder: Don't give away copies of your book! You worked hard to write it and get it published; please urge your friends and family to support your success by buying their copy through a local independent bookstore so you can get your royalties and indie bookstores can stay open.
We look forward to working with you to create a wonderful event!