Exciting news, friends: Buffalo Books is proud to announce digital audiobooks are now available for purchase through a relationship with audiobook provider, Libro.fm. The audiobook storefront is live at https://libro.fm/buffalobooks. To make sure you’ve arrived at the right page, look for our logo in the upper left-hand corner.
Digital audiobook sales are the fastest growing category in publishing, but, until now, independent bookstores have had no means of competing with the likes of Amazon’s audiobook retailer, Audible. Libro.fm has given indie stores like ours the opportunity to retain their loyal customers and reach new customers in the community.
After making a purchase at https://libro.fm/buffalobooks, customers will download the free Libro.fm app—available for both iOS and Android devices—to enjoy great books for commuting, working out, gardening, and more. All purchases made through the co-branded storefront will directly benefit Buffalo Books & Coffee.
Using the Libro.fm storefront will allow our customers to browse through tens of thousands of audiobooks—including New York Times bestsellers and curated playlists—and continue supporting our local, indie store.
For easy access, we’ve created a page dedicated to all things Libro.fm! It can be found under the Bookstore menu as “Audiobooks and Libro.fm”
What do Looking For Alaska, Huckleberry Finn, and The Holy Bible all have in common? They’ve all been challenged, and in some cases banned, from libraries all across America!
It’s our favorite time of the year: Banned Books Week! What is Banned Books Week you may ask? Here’s a short description, as described by the official Banned Books Week Coalition: “The Banned Books Week Coalition is a national alliance of diverse organizations joined by a commitment to increase awareness of the annual celebration of the freedom to read. The Coalition seeks to engage various communities and inspire participation in Banned Books Week through education, advocacy, and the creation of programming about the problem of book censorship.”
In smaller words? There are still evil forces that attempt, every year, to limit the diversity and representation that readers can access. Commonly, and unfortunately, often these banned and challenged books are taken and censored from libraries and schools, limiting the exposure that children and young adults have to opinions, cultures, and lifestyles that are different than their own. Banned Books Week is a week designed to raise awareness about these evil forces and the dangers of censoring literature.
Curious about what books are commonly challenged across the country? Check out this list compiled by the American Library Association—you may be surprised to see how many of your favorites are included!
More links and info can be found . . .
Stop in and check out our great displays, and ask us about our favorite banned books!
Hello, our favorite book and coffee lovers! Welcome to our shiny new website—aren’t we the prettiest? After many years on the high internet seas, our old website was ready to retire its layout and start fresh.
Within our new website you’ll find: blog posts, book recommendations, the most rad event updates, and a smattering of other magnificent things! Although we’ve spent time thinking about all the things we could share with you, we want to hear YOUR feedback. Comment on this post with things you’d like to see added to the website, what could be helpful, or just how much you love our new look.
Ernest Hemingway once said, “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” But, we’d like to think bookstores, particularly ours, come in a close second.
We can never thank you enough for supporting and loving us through the years.
Your favorite hometown bookstore,