The venerable book barn is a converted barn set off from the brick residence. As you enter, classical music plays unobtrusively and Mr. Waite, usually, sits off to the side reading just as unobtrusively, while the many loyal customers browse. If you’ve come for long quiet pokes through piles of volumes, you are in the right place.
DogEars Books comprises two levels and sections are clearly designated and kept in a sort of rough order. The stock of approximately 30,000 volumes is shelved floor to ceiling, and the overflow from the shelves creates tottering piles that you must navigate as you browse. Attached to the front of the barn is a cellar full of bargain paperbacks.
“A couple of hours spent digging through Dog Ears for treasures then bringing those books to the Man of Kent and perusing then over a few pints for a few more hours? That’s what I call a perfect day.” — Rosie Schaap, Drink this Book, New York Times, February 2015.
Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Cash or check.
Across from Big Moose Deli & Country Store, down an alley/driveway.