Dog·Eared Books is committed to providing a safe experience for our customers and staff. Masks covering the nose and mouth are required for shopping in the store. Consumption of food and beverage is limited to specific areas of the store. Hand sanitizer is placed throughout the store. Surfaces are sanitized throughout the day.
If you prefer to shop from home, you can order through the website or call/email an order. In addition to in-store pickup, we offer free delivery to Ames addresses and can also ship your items directly to your home.
For the time being, we are not holding large, in-person events.
Local Book Clubs
Buying from Dog·Eared Books
If your book club purchases a minimum of 6 books for your group, we will provide a 10% discount. Your book club can order books at the store or by emailing email@example.com with the subject line “Book Club Order”. Please allow several days to get your books in if we do not have them on hand already.
Meeting at Dog·Eared Books
If your book club purchases its books from Dog·Eared Books, you may reserve our loft space for your book club meeting free of charge. You may reserve the space at the time you place your order. Note: We cannot accommodate groups larger than 10 at this time.
Due to limited shelf space, Dog·Eared Books maintains a small, carefully curated selection of previously loved books.
If you have previously loved books you’d like to sell to Dog·Eared Books, please be mindful of our requirements and procedures.
We only accept the following:
Bestsellers published in the last 5 years (exceptions may be made for titles older than 5 years that are still selling well)
Books that are considered classics
All books must be in like-new condition.
If your books meet these requirements,
You may bring in no more than 10 books at a time for consideration.
You can email pictures of the books (cover and binding) you’d like us to consider. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dog·Eared Books pays a non-negotiable IN-STORE CREDIT for the titles we accept:
Paperback picture books – $1
Hardcover picture books – $2
Paperback books – $2
Hardcover books – $4
Dog·Eared Books is proud to support local authors. If your book has been published by an established publishing house that we regularly order from, and we decide to stock it, we will purchase it directly from your publisher. If this describes your situation, and you’d like to notify us of your book’s publication, please send us an email at email@example.com
If your book is self-published or published by a publisher with which we don’t have an account, we are happy to sell your book on a consignment basis, provided that it meets the following standards:
Its content is consistent with our store’s mission.
We believe there is a market for it at our store.
It is proofread.
It has a professional appearance.
To have your book considered for consignment, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
A brief description of your book’s content
Target audience for your book
If your book is accepted on consignment, the following terms will apply:
Dog·Eared Books will retain 40% of the retail price per item.
Dog·Eared Books will keep the book in stock for a minimum of 6 months and will extend or discontinue the agreement at that time, based on sales.
Payment to the author will occur twice per year – at the end of June and the end of December.
Although we would LOVE to meet your furry friends, because we serve food and beverage, service dogs only are allowed in the store.
Most days, our own service/shop dog, Lovie, will be in the store and would love to receive pets and cuddles. If you do not wish to interact with her, that’s no problem. She has a special spot she can go hang out at.