Why Ithaca IS Books

July 18, 2018


Ithaca is regularly named among the smartest and most literate cities in the country, and our little bookstore sits right at the heart of this most literate community. So we thought it would be a good idea to come up with a phrase that captures that...and Ithaca Is Books was born.


But Ithaca Is Books isn't just a phrase...it's a movement. Twice each year we'll feature several new Ithaca Is Books ambassadors and the books that shaped them as readers, thinkers, and leaders. Through their lives and bookshelves we will highlight our community’s passionate readers and the diverse books that have inspired them.


Ambassadors will also receive $100 CSB gift cards to award to a local organization of their choice. 


Among the goals of Ithaca Is Books are:


  • To ensure the bookstore’s inventory reflects the interests and expertise of our community members,

  • To build the connection to books and reading for a broader spectrum of our neighbors,

  • And to strengthen Ithaca’s identity as a community that values and supports reading and books.


Stop in soon to browse the books recommended by this year's ambassadors. And stay tuned for more about this year's inaugural group of Ithaca Is Books ambassadors and what else we all get up to in promoting books and reading here in our community. 


Do you have any suggestions for future Ithaca Is Books ambassadors or activities? Please let us know in the comments.

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