A small shop opened for business in 1927; today it is the largest independent bookstore in western New York. The location has ... More
Book Corner (The)
A small shop opened for business in 1927; today it is the largest independent bookstore in western New York. The location has changed over the years, but the extensive collection of books and first-class service has remained constant. The store sells or will order just about any title. On the shelves you will find a wide selection of books about the Niagara region and western New York. The store includes three floors with colorfully painted walls and local artwork. Nearby attractions include Schoellkopf Geological Museum .
I had never been to The Book Corner before despite having lived in the area for some time. I had some used books, and I was hoping to get some cash for them, but honestly I just wanted to get rid of them. I had heard of the place around town, so I went there, and talked to a guy who I later found out was the owner.
I have never been treated so downright terrible by a store owner in my life. His store buys and sells used books, yes. However, he started going on about how many used books he has, and how I was a pathetic loser for thinking that he would buy mine. I actually was laughing through the first few seconds of his rampage because I thought he must have been joking. But when he just kept going and actually told me to get out of his store unless I wanted to give him the books for free, I realized that he wasn't joking at all.
Ironic thing, I would have given him the books for free if he had just said he can't really be buying used books at the time.
I was born and raised in Niagara Falls and used to go to this place as a young girl where I spent hours uninterupted looking at books and daydreaming. I moved out of the area and was recently back, viisted the book store and could not believe how much better it was then I remember!! Bright, clean, a great selection with helpful staff, the only down side being I didnt have enough time to really browse after I made my purchase, can't wait to go back!!
My experience with this bookstore was horrible! I phoned the store inquiring about a book title and the owner told me he was too busy and to call somebody else. Seems that he doesn't value my business or anyone else's, for that matter.
We went into this store while in the falls, it is off the beaten bath but is full of books on Niagara Falls. We found a really neat children's book in that store called ABACA Flows Over Niagara Falls along with many adult historical books on the falls.
Well worth the trip if you are a book lover. Three floors of new and used books, several free-range cats, and staff that know where to find everything. Try and get out without buying more than you came for!
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