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"A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence
we have that people are still thinking."

Jerry Seinfeld

To our Dog Eared ˝ Price Books customers and site visitors:

Due to the request of the owner, Phil, this site will be disabled as of November 15th, 2013.

Should you have any questions regarding this change, please contact Tina at 816-833-8889 or

The online shopping website will still be in effect; we encourage you to shop for books for your Kobo or Tablet on our Online Store: target.

Welcome to a friendly place where you can find new-to-you authors and titles!

Dog Eared 1/2 Price Books has been established for 30 years.

Our store is small and independently owned. We carry a small selection of new books and a wide variety of used books from many different genres.

In April 2001, the store changed hands. Tina (who has been here forever!) stepped into the management postion. There were two new additions to the staff in 2002; Dorothy and Connie. Shortly thereafter it was decided a name change was in order to reflect the new ownership. Fireside Books then became Dog Eared 1/2 Price Books.

Harlee-Quinn Loafin' When you visit you will be met by three store residents:

Harlee-Quinn (Harlequin...get it??? -- Harlee for short) is our orange and white cat. She can be loving or a stinker. You just never know with Harlee.

Charlotte Bronte is our slim and sleek gray cat. She is a bit of a loner, but if she decides to take a shine to you, um, let's just say she’ll let you know.

And last but not least we have Stuart Woods (Stuie for short) who is our blonde cat. He is very much a lover. He is also the most vocal of beggers when it comes to us eating or snacking!

Of course many of the customers greet the cats before they greet us. We have no idea why. We’re just as cute as they are. (Grin!)

The store is a warm and friendly place to come browse for books. There are many customers who feel comfortable enough to wander and shop for hours, and even sit on the floor and get nudged by one or two of the cats.

Customers enjoy the ease with which they can talk about books, their/our animals, or whatever comes up. It's that type of relationship we try to develop with our customers...even though the cats get the attention first.

Pyewacket Lounging Our customers love books and know we do, too. By way of sharing our favorite books and authors with you we'll offer them as suggestions if you are looking for something new and different to read...

On May 22, 2012 Pyewacket, our black cat, passed away from cancer. He was definitely a sweetie! He had been with us for the past 10 or more years. Pyewacket will definitely be missed by many.

3625 S. Noland Rd. ~ Independence, MO 64055
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