Animal Shelter Donation Event & Local Events


To celebrate the store’s One Year anniversary Dog Eared Books is hosting a donation drive for the Douglas County Animal Shelter through July 11th! If you bring in one or more of the items listed on our flyer you will receive a Donate & Save Coupon* for up to 50% off your final purchase! Please help us spread the word!

We welcome all donations, big & small! We just ask that you make sure all items are factory sealed, and not past the expiration dates listed on the packaging.

*Coupon values will be dependant on the value of the donation (15%, 25% & 50%). Coupon may not be combined with store credit. Expires July 11th, 2016.
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We have some donations already, but as the shelter is constantly taking in new animals more is always needed and appreciated.


Local Events


The Thomas Dorsey Festival starts tonight at 6pm with the Jazz concerts at the Mill! Admission is free and there will be plenty of vendors selling food! It picks up again tomorrow at 3pm at Mt. Prospect Baptist Church, and the again at 5:30pm for the Blue concerts at the Mill!


Summer Reading, New Books, & Upcoming Events

Summer is here and the summer reading lists for Douglas County and Carroll County are starting to be posted online! Dog-eared Books has a small selection of these books featured on the small shelf at the front of the store, and there will be more coming in over the next few weeks!


Not sure if you have a summer reading list? Check out the school board websites first: Douglas County & Carroll County. You are free to call the store ahead of time to check if we have a specific title available.

New Books In Stock This Week


New Books Include: How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster, The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, Never Let Me Go by Kazuro Ishirguro, The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, Books 1-4 of the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, The Strange Case of the Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger, and much more!!

Father’s Day is Coming


Father’s Day is on the 21st of June! Why not stop in for a cute book to share with your children?

Upcoming Main Street Events

Thomas Dorsey Birthplace Festival – June 26th & 27th – More Info

The Mike Veal Band – July 11th – More Info

Farmer’s Market – Every Tuesday – More Info

Store Update – 5/11/15


Over the next few days you will notice the shelves changing a bit as I alphabetize each shelf, and I ask that you bare with me as it transitions. However I think it will be worth it in the end, and the shelves are already looking much nicer.

I have also put out a small selection of antique and collectible books. You can also find a small selection on my Etsy shop as well.


New Wishlist!

Store Wishlist

St. Patrick’s Day is Almost Here

St. Patrick’s Day takes place on March 17th and to celebrate the store will be featuring books by Irish authors on our front table display. We also have a small selection of St. Patrick’s Day and Irish folklore children’s picture books on display.


Irish Authors in Stock

  • Maeve Binchy
  • James Joyce
  • Oscar Wilde
  • Jonathan Swift
  • Frank McCourt
  • C.S. Lewis
  • Patrick Taylor
  • Emma Donoghue
  • Eoin Colfer

It’s Black History Month and Valentine’s Day is on the Way!

The store is celebrating Black History Month by feature a wide variety of books featuring african americans who have changed our world.

Great titles like: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot and various children’s picture and chapter books.

It’s almost time of Valentine’s Day as well! And to celebrate we’re doing a special feature called Blind Date with a Book!


Each book is wrapped in brown packaging paper so you can’t see the title or the cover, and on the front are very short descriptions of the story. It’s a fun way to discover new books.

Dog-Eared Books Etsy Shop

Hi everyone!

I have decided to open up an extension to the store on Etsy, which is a site for homemade goods and vintage items.

I plan on using this space for several things including: quote art, book ornaments, and antique/vintage books. Please feel free to stop by and check out the inventory! If you have an account you can favorite the shop to make sure you get updates in your feed about new items.

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Dog Eared Books on Etsy