Books of Buffalo

Buffalo Spree Food for Four Seasons

Buffalo Spree Food for Four Seasons

$19.95


The Hotel Lafeyette

The Hotel Lafeyette

$29.95


Buffalo Bizarre

Buffalo Bizarre

$12.95


Western New York 101

Western New York 101

$14.95

Western New York 101: The 101 Greatest Moments in Buffalo HistoryThink all there is to Buffalo is Super Bowl losses, chicken wings, and mountains of snow? Think again! Western New York has been a hub of innovation, artistry, progress, and good times for centuries.

Author Dan Murphy set out to identify the 101 Greatest Moments in Western New York History, from the formation of the Five Nations Confederacy in 1451 -- one of the first representative democracies in history -- to the Goo Goo Dolls rocking at Niagara Square in 2004. From the Pan-American Exposition and the Super Bowl years, to the opening of the Erie Canal and the daredevils who conquered Niagara Falls, the region has been a home to history.

This wide-ranging celebration of all things Buffalo will give you 101 reasons to feel proud to be a Western New Yorker. Discover how a car accident on a rain-slicked street resulted in a safety innovation used worldwide today.

Relive the drama and excitement of the classic Bills and Sabres playoffs series. See how the eyes of a nation were transfixed on the shining lights of Buffalo... and how a new era in American politics began in a humble parlor on Delaware Avenue.

by Dan Murphyeron



Tumultuous Fifties

Tumultuous Fifties

$25.00

By Douglas Dreishpoon and Alan Trachtenberg

Yale University Press in Association with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the New York Times produced a wonderful addition to any lover of documentary photography or of the pictorial history of the United States. The New York Times has an incredible archive to draw from, and the editors of this great book of black and white photography have done a magnificent job bringing the an incredible historical package of the Tumultuous Fifties.

This book first appeared in paperback for $29.95. However, it's available is somewhat limited, and it has since gone up in value. New paperback editions are currently selling for as much as $48. However, the Quaker Bonnet offers the very same large format new paperback with the same high quality printing for only $25. At this price, any collector of Americana will want to have these beautifully reproduced photographs in their library on their coffee table. This collection of 200 large-scale duo-tone photographs of the 1950s, taken from the magnificent archives of the New York Times, brings the 50s to light, and at the same time provides some magnificent text, including two major essays on the period. This is photojournalism at its finest, and remarkably well printed.


The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

$29.95

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra came into existence at the height of the Great Depression. Seventy-five years later, it is an internationally renowned, Grammy-winning Orchestra. The story of this amazing trajectory is told through more than 200 images in a beautiful 120-page coffee table book that celebrates music in Buffalo. Follow the BPO from Lajos Shuk to JoAnn Falleta, and meet many of the world's greatest musicians. Leonard Bernstein to Lang Lang, Johnny Mathis to the Grateful Dead, the BPO has brought the world of music to Buffalo. On tour, it has brought Buffalo to the world. Special sections showcase the BPO's home, the acoustically perfect Kleinhans Music Hall, the BPO's many Carnegie Hall appearances and the hundreds of recordings made over the decades. Celebrate the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's first 75 years!


Postcard Views

Postcard Views

$17.95

Postcard Views: A Walk Down Main Street Buffalo, New York, circa 1910 - depicted by 60 vintage postcards from Buffalo's golden era. Each Postcard tells a story of Buffalo's Golden past. Organized into seven chapters, including Buffalo's shopping district, Shelton Square, Lower Main Street, and Lafayette Square with maps of the day to help you pinpoint the locations pictured in each of one of these remarkable postcards.

by Joseph Bieron
and Paul J. McCarthy

Edited by Jennifer Fecio McDougall

ISBN 978-0-9788476-4-7


Pan American Exposition - Buffalo, New York 1901

Pan American Exposition - Buffalo, New York 1901

$9.95


Nine Nine Eight - Glory Days of Buffalo Shopping

Nine Nine Eight - Glory Days of Buffalo Shopping

$16.95

Many Buffalonians remember their first trip to a local store to purchase a suit, prom dress, gift, or to sit on Santa's lap at Christmas. The nostalgic new book Nine Nine Eight: The Glory Days of Buffalo Shopping should help rekindle those memories.

It goes beyond what may have been the city's most famous street address: 998 Broadway, where the flagship Sattler's store was located. This book is a fond history of all those gleaming stores from Buffalo's robust years.

Local author Michael F. Rizzo has created the first book devoted to the history of Buffalo's retail stores and the people who started them.

Rizzo added "the glory days may have passed us by, but there are plenty of people who fondly remember them."

The 168-page book includes over 100 photos, ads, and logos from Buffalo's best-loved stores, and a comprehensive index.

by Micheal F. Rizzo ISBN: 978-1-4303-1386-1



Nickel City Chef

Nickel City Chef

$24.95

Nickel City Chef is unique to Buffalo. No other city hosts a similar challenge featuring local chefs and local ingredients before a live audience. Chefs, farms and challenges from all three successful seasons are featured in this full color cookbook that is so beautiful you’ll want a second copy for your coffee table.


Humor After the Tumor

Humor After the Tumor

$16.00

Breast cancer survivor Patty Gelman recounts her journey through "Cancer World" in a series of anecdotes, chronicling her year-long struggle with the disease in an upbeat, colloquial, and often candidly funny way. Typical of her unyieldingly positive attitude is the way that Gelman breaks the news to her mother, also a cancer survivor: "'Well, it's my turn now!'" Instead of keeping a journal during her treatment, Gelman preferred to share her experiences online, a choice she found surprisingly therapeutic. What started as periodic e-mails to family and friends soon developed into a book many cancer patients are turning to for hope. E-mails also served as an outlet and a built-in support group when her mother contracted lung cancer and passed on within the year. Gelman's story becomes larger than her disease, exploring the task of coping with the unexpected, and the value of family.

Royalties to benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute


History of Railroads in Western New York

History of Railroads in Western New York

$24.95

By Fr. Edward T. Dunn, S.J.


Greetings From Buffalo

Greetings From Buffalo

$19.95

Over 200 Illustrations and Photos!
large format high quality softcover

Author Anita Yasuda combines photographs and postcards to create this lovely collection of images that recall the memories most of us collectively share of this historic and beautiful city. A lovely gift book for friends and for ... oneself.


Great Lakes Effect

Great Lakes Effect

$19.95

Beautifully bound in Hardcover for $19.95.

Here's a book that benefits everyone. You get to enjoy the food recipes, and the purchase price goes to the Junior League of Buffalo* to benefit a worthy cause.

This distinguished book has won several awards!

*The Junior League of Buffalo is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

"Great Lake Effects: Buffalo Beyond Winter and Wings", is a collection of over 160 delicious, easy to make recipes. The cookbook has received the distinguished Tabasco Community Cookbook Award for the Mid-Atlantic Region and is included in the Oxmoor House Publication "America's Best Recipes." Despite the title, you will find a chicken wing recipe, and you will find a recipe from the Quaker Bonnet, our very own Quaker Bonnet Lemon Angel Pie.


Golden Age of Buffalo Sports

Golden Age of Buffalo Sports

$24.95

No this not a picture book... Not that there aren't photos; there are! And not that it's not a good gift idea; it is! But this is a collection of writings about the history of Buffalo sports. And who better then to write it than a professor of history from Buffalo, Daniel P. Starr, Professor Emeritus of History at Canisius College in Buffalo? Starr joined the Canisius Faculty in 1962; a decade later he became the director of Athletics there. Starr retired from his athletic position in 2000, then taught sports administration courses and began researching and writing in the field of sports history.

Here's a serious book about a very interesting time in the life of Buffalo immediately following World War II, when Buffalo was a bustling metropolis with a thriving business community and crowded downtown streets (the first chapter is "Buffalo - A Major U.S. City in the 1940s"). Starr sets the scene for the explosion of excitement in our quality sports teams, and then covers his subject in depth. Here, you can read about The First Buffalo Bills, local college football and basketball, the “prelude to the Sabres: The Ice Bisons,” the great boxing at the Aud, and a potpourri of sports during this golden age following the end of World War Two.

What Starr's book delivers is a comprehensive and enjoyable read about a "golden time" that became the foundation of sports in Buffalo, a time that gave rise to the "Buffalo Sports Fan," one of the most loyal and overwhelmingly devoted sports fans in the United States, or in the world, for that matter.

A must read any real sports fan in Western New York who want to learn more about how sports took off in Buffalo, New York.

The 300 pages, includes some B&W photos, and a comprehensive index.

by Daniel P. Starr ISBN: 978-)-9788476-7-8


Garden Walk Buffalo

Garden Walk Buffalo

$30.00

225 photographs – large format high quality softcover

Here is the official book of Garden Walk Buffalo, created by The Garden Walk Committee and publisher Garden Walk Buffalo. The lovely coffee table gift book brings you 225 photographs over over 260 gardens on Garden Walk Buffalo, and provides over 120 pages of words and pictures of the event, and features info on the architecture and history of the neighborhoods. Also included are behind-the-scenes stories of how the gardeners prepare for weekend and multitudes who visit their properties. There are also interviews with some of the gardeners and copious photos of the gardens.

Included also is a history of Garden Walk Buffalo, plus information on how to start your own Garden Walk.


Frozen Assets

Frozen Assets

$29.95

This breakthrough cookbook delivers a program for readers to cook a week or month's worth of meals in just one day by using easy and affordable recipes to create a customized meal plan. Deborah Taylor-Hough, who saved $24,000 on her family's total grocery bill during a five-year period, offers up kid-tested and family-approved recipes in Frozen Assets, plus bulk-cooking tips for singles, shopping lists, recipes for two-week and 30-day meal plans, and a ten-day plan to eliminate cooking over the holidays.

Cuba: A Jewish Journey

Cuba: A Jewish Journey

$29.95

CUBA: A Jewish Journey
Photographs by Errol Daniels

"The subjects of these photographs are like us with values like ours: Family, education, religious values, music, food, and fun. I hope my photography helps in some way to persuade our leaders to unblock the barriers separating Americans and Cubans, Jews and non-Jews."

- Errol Daniels

Excerpt from Cuba: A Jewish Journey:

"I traveled to Cuba for the first time in March 2000 to participate in a workshop with Cuban and American photographers, the first of its kind. We were provided with a list of subjects from which to choose, and when I saw Jews on the list, I could not believe my eyes. Jews in Cuba? I had no idea. Within a few days, I realized that my "Jewish awareness was limited. Nine more trips in three years completed my education."

Photographer Errol Daniels B&W photography paints a universal portrait of life in Cuba. A small selection of this publication of over 90 photographs is available for viewing here . This edition uses high quality glossy paper and is well printed. High Quality Printing, each edition is signed by the artist.



Crystal Beach The Good Old Days

Crystal Beach The Good Old Days

$24.95

186 pages – medium format paperback.

Casual remarks and reminiscences, made by loyal fans of the now - just a memory - amusement park in Crystal Beach, Ontario, Canada.

Produced by Erno Rossi, some will miss the rather obvious lack of connecting narrative. Clearly, this is not meant to be a history of Crystal Beach, but intended only to provide casual snapshots from the memories of the sixty or so visitors quoted here, who loved to visit the park often. What's interesting is that while it clearly doesn't intend to convey a oral history of Crystal Beach, not in any fashion, nevertheless, it somehow manages to convey the spirit of an oral history, even though the contributors were anything but writers or storytellers. If you also knew Crystal Beach well, and visited the park often, you're likely to find something in it to spark your recollections and make it fun to look through. Think of it as you might as a well illustrated scrapbook or even high school year book (a tad on the expensive side, but no doubt valuable to some who loved the old park, want to look back and remember the good times that they enjoyed there once upon a time.


Classic Buffalo

Classic Buffalo

$39.95

This large format book celebrates significant buildings, residences, structures, sculpture, and gardens of Buffalo, New York. Emphasis is on superior, full color architectural photographs. Text, detailing historical and design context, accompanies interior, exterior and close-up views, capturing the design elements that distinguish the buildings. All four seasons are represented, reflecting the natural settings of the landmarks. Author/editor Richard Reisem and photographer, Andy Olenick previously collaborated on a similar book, 200 Years of Rochester Architecture and Gardens. Co-author Albert L. Michaels, Ph.D. also shared the writing responsibilities with Richard Reisem in the 1996 book, Forest Lawn Cemetery-Buffalo History Preserved.

"Classic Buffalo contains the great architectural treasures of Buffalo, New York. In its 176 pages, there are 147 striking photographs of commercial and public buildings, churches, schools and universities, clubs, and a broad spectrum of private residences. All of the pictures are in full color, and more than 30 of them are dramatic double-page or 1½ - page spreads. They are accompanied by a lively text." - Canisus College Press.


Circa 1900

Circa 1900

$25.00

Circa 1900: From the Genteel Tradition to the Jazz Age on sale now "Circa 1900: From the Genteel Tradition to the Jazz Age celebrates the centennial of the Pan-American Exposition that was held in Buffalo in 1901. The exhibition examines a watershed period in American art and culture. The earliest works date from around 1880, the onset of the Genteel Tradition, and extends through the period of increasing interest in and acceptance of abstraction around 1920, the beginning of the Jazz Age. The nearly 100 American and European paintings, sculptures, photographs, ceramics, glass, and furniture present a way for us to explore the evolution of American art between 1880 and 1920. Paintings by Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissarro, Man Ray, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Georgia O’Keeffe; sculptures by Henri Matisse, Auguste Rodin, and Pablo Picasso; as well as decorative art objects by Steuben Glass Works, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Frank Lloyd Wright, and the Roycroft Shops are among the outstanding works that will be on view."


Buffalo's Waterfront A Guidebook

Buffalo's Waterfront A Guidebook

$5.95

Edited by Timothy Tielman.


Published by the Preservation Coalition of Erie County, this well printed, well illustrated guidebook provides an excellent introduction to the history of the buildings and structures found along the Buffalo’s waterfront. The timeline of the history spans from 1758 when Daniel Joncaire de Chabert builds a farmhouse on the south bank of the Buffalo River to the Present.

By the way, the oldest building on the waterfront also happens to be one of the oldest on the Great Lakes ? Do you know which one that is? You’ll find the answer in Tielman’s lovely, yet inexpensive guidebook.

Paperback 71 pages, plus fold out map.


Buffalo's Delaware Avenue

Buffalo's Delaware Avenue

$59.95

Delaware Avenue has often been called Buffalo's grand avenue. From the early 1800's, it was the place where prominent citizens resided, from downtown Buffalo to Chapin - later Gates Circle. Buffalo's Delaware Avenue, Mansions and Families, authored by Edward T. Dunn, S.J. is an extensive compendium of Delaware Avenue between 1870 and 1920. The book weaves profiles of the residents with the affairs of the city during Buffalo's richest era. The book features archival photographs of architectual sites which illustrate the rich heritage of late nineteenth century Buffalo.


Buffalo Treasures - A Downtown Walking Guide

Buffalo Treasures - A Downtown Walking Guide

$4.95

Historian, Jan Sheridan and Kenneth Sheridan (artist) have assembled this wonderfully informative yet compact walking guide to downtown Buffalo’s most distinguished structures and buildings. It’s well illustrated with photographs, and drawings, and will prove an excellent introduction and inexpensive guide for many who unfamiliar with the twenty five treasures that are still standing in Buffalo’s downtown district.

A map of how to find them all is included within this guide, which has been dedicated to Buffalo architecture historian, Austin Fox.

Thirty photos/and or illustrations. A lovely guidebook for those who want to learn more about Buffalo's architectural heritage first hand.Tall format paperback, 41 pages


Buffalo Memories

Buffalo Memories

$17.95

From Shelton Square and electric trolley cars to the Cyclone - terror of the midway, you'll find 150 of Kunz’s articles which remember Buffalo from the 1930s through the 1980s.

Blessed with a phenomenal memory, George Kunz in his later years began writing down the recollections of his Depression upbringing. For years these anecdotes were published regularly in the Buffalo News. Other observations on education and the general scene made their way into the Wall Street Journal, Buffalo Spree and Reminisce Magazine. Happily, the Kunz’s articles were collected in this spendid book published here by Canisus College Press. It has 344 pages.

First Published in 2002
Photos/Artwork: The Buffalo News/
Private George Kunz Collection


Abstraction Geometry Painting

Abstraction Geometry Painting

$25.00

Published for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery by art book publisher, Harry N Abrams, the online prices for this out of print paperback edition now range from $17 to over $100 depending upon the condition. We offer brand new copies of this book on special sale to our customers for the unbelievable price of just $25.

From Publishers Weekly:
Familiar icons of geometric abstract art--including Josef Albers's squares within squares, Frank Stella's "seemingly demonic" black bands, Larry Poons's dotted-grid paintings and Kenneth Noland's splicing of color stripes--are reproduced in this catalogue of a traveling exhibition. Twenty-five artists are featured, among them Dorothea Rockburne, Charmion von Wiegand, Ad Reinhardt, Ilya Bolotowsky and Ellsworth Kelly. In his 81-page, wide-angled introductory essay, Auping, curator of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, N.Y., charts the course of geometric abstraction, starting with the American Abstract Artists Group, founded in 1937 with an impetus from the Works Progress Administration. Current innovators shown here include Peter Halley, whose hybrid motifs sardonically comment on topics ranging from Freud to prisons, and Agnes Martin, inventor of a personal geometry created with ruler, pencil and paint. - Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Frederick Law Olmsted's Point Chatauqua

Frederick Law Olmsted's Point Chatauqua

$14.95


The Fine Art of Capturing Buffalo

The Fine Art of Capturing Buffalo

$29.95


Burchfield Gallery a Tribute to Charles Burchfield

Burchfield Gallery a Tribute to Charles Burchfield

$15.99

Performed by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conducted by JoAnn Falletta of Sibelius and Gould. 2004