Westside Stories Used Books, Games & Gifts

Shop Small. Read Big.

We offer a wide variety of quality used books, board and card games and bookish gifts in the heart of the West Side of Buffalo, NY.  From Asimov to Zola, you'll find it here.


Great Books Make Great Gifts

Personal, last a lifetime, can be enjoyed again and again. And affordable. Books make the perfect gift.

We have a mix of collectable shelf copies and affordable reading copies to suit every taste and budget.



Modern Library Books

Since 1917 Modern Library has reprinted over 750 classic titles. As copies of dozens of modern library classics can be found in our shop ranging from $7 to $15, these multicolored sewn volumes look attractive on the shelf and make a perfect gift for a reader or several matching volumes make an affordable and fun start on collecting for a literature lover. While titles in stock change weekly, as of this writing we have titles by Proust, Salinger, Bronte, Hardy, Hesse, Gogol, Kafka,Darwin, Pascal and Faulkner in stock.



Folio Society Books

Beautifully illustrated timeless classics, London's the Folio Society takes a great deal of pride in treating each book as a work of art in itself, with great care given to presentation and typography: "The only uniformity is the quality of every single book."

Titles currently in stock include: the Canterbury Tales, several by Joseph Conrad, the Complete works of Oscar Wilde, I Capture the Castle, The Jungle Book, Yeats, William Tell, Henry Fielding Boxed Collection, Thomas Paine's the Rights of Man and many more!


Our Family's Favorite Books

Though you can find some real treasures, we're not a rare bookshop, most of our inventory is reading copies of great books at an affordable price.

More Ideas?

Still looking for other ideas? We have a great collection of literary themed gifts for the reader in your life including bookmarks, mugs, t-shirts and tote bags.

Our family regularly schedules reading time and game time, so we've crafted a store around the things we love, which means we also carry a large selection of board and card games. Click here to see what we typically have in stock.