Supporting a Local Bookstore – Dog Eared Pages (and a chance to win a free portrait session!)


local bookstore dog eared pages

Recently I was told by a fellow book lover about a local bookstore that I had to visit!  As I pulled up to the used bookstore about a month later, I thought to myself that this may be where my childhood dance studio was located.  I parked my car, headed in and noticed the large window in the neighboring store facing the parking lot that further confirmed my hunch.  I entered the what seems to be, from the outside, tiny store trying to remember the layout of the studio I attended from the age of 5 to 13…  It was not until I headed into the back room FULL of books that my memories were fully confirmed. I was walking on the same wooden floors that I danced on so many years ago!  I walked around looking at the books with my family, listening to my footsteps creak on the old wooden floor.  In a couple of spots, you can even notice the mirrored walls hiding behind the books.  We purchased a few books from Dog Eared Pages that afternoon and I just knew I had found what was going to be my new favorite bookstore! πŸ™‚

local bookstore dog eared pages

This bookstore is in trouble.  And it needs our help.  I received a newsletter update from Dog Eared Pages, explaining the hard times they (and many other local small bookstores) are facing.  They are competing with the likes of Amazon and the age of digital.  I knew I wanted to do something, anything to help out.  To encourage sales and to support local business, I am asking every book lover, mother, teacher, gift giver to visit this store and buy a book!  Or two… or three! πŸ˜‰   They have an amazing collection of books and you can trade in your old books too.  Head there to pick up a good read for your summer vacation.  Or buy some books for your children or anyone else on your gift list.

local bookstore dog eared pages

For every $5 you spend, you will receive one entry to win a FREE portrait session including five digital files and prints of your choice (value $350).  Over the next 30 days, the bookstore will be trying to raise funds to stay in business and you have the opportunity to help them out!  I encourage you to share this post on Facebook, via email or by any means you can!  Comment on this page letting me know you made a purchase at the store and keep your receipt!  Provide me with your email address and I will contact you for confirmation of your purchase.

local bookstore dog eared pages

Bookstores could now be classified as endangered species and, if we are to save them, now is the time to act.  I encourage book lovers everywhere, please support your local bookstore.”

Dog Eared Pages is open 7 days a week and is located on 32nd Street, south of Bell Road.

16428 N. 32nd Street Phoenix, AZ 85032  602.283.5423

local bookstore dog eared pagesTo see more of these images from this too cute for words “Book Loving Nerd” session, visit Dream Photography Studio.


  1. Oh my WORD Stacey!!!! So cute!!! I LOVE those adorable images!!! You are fantastic girl and I am definitely going to swing by the bookstore!! LOVE used bookstores!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Purchased some wonderful books for my twins today. There is something so special about used books! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Hi Tanya! Please comment with your email address so I can enter you for the free portrait session giveaway! πŸ™‚ SO glad you found some great books! xo


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