DogStar Books began as the daydream of a high school book
lover. But it wasn’t until 25 years after the idea took shape that the book
store opened in 2006. Prior to that the proprietor pursued bookselling as an
occasional pursuit between travels overseas.
From 2001 through 2006 DogStar Books was a successful
internet-only enterprise. In October of 2006 DogStar opened its doors as an
open book shop.
bricks-and-mortar book store? While the quantity of books offered over the
internet continues to increase, the number of reliable and honest dealers appears
to be declining considerably, especially when considered as a percentage of
those selling books on the major selling venues. At the same time, there is a
growing recognition of the importance of local, urban based and walkable retail
destinations. Urban and semi-urban living is becoming considerably more
attractive to many families and individuals. The prospect of walking or biking
to local businesses to buy life’s necessities (including good reading material)
to experience music, art and performance are prospects unique to city living.
DogStar Books seeks to be part of that revitalization as an excellent book
store and as a gathering place for the neighborhood.
At the same time we exist in an open international market
online. With our new storefront we are able to put a large selection of our
shop inventory just a click away from easy browsing in over a hundred
categories. We’d love to see you come by the shop to check our wonderful shop
but if you are half a world away please feel as welcome here in our online shop
as you would be browsing the shelves at the store.