7 Fabulous Fall Reads, Bookstores & More

The leaves are turning vibrant colors and falling off the trees. What a perfect time to grab a book, turn a page, and read! Engaging stories can be found in bookstores, libraries, online, or on your own bookshelf.


As an author and writer, I love reading and writing books and poems. Time seems to stop when I am in a bookstore, library, or sipping a hot beverage at a coffee spot while digesting a succulent story. A quaint café can be a cozy place to order a latte and lose yourself in an intriguing book or read cuddled up on the couch.



Are you a bookworm? Here are good reads for fall and places to find them in addition to our local libraries. Looking for that perfect ‘round-the-corner bookstore, check out…

The Bookworm - East Aurora

Turn the Page - East Amherst

Talking Leaves - Buffalo

Monkey See, Monkey Do – Buffalo (children’s bookstore)

Rust Belt Books - Buffalo

Old Editions Bookshop & Gallery - North Tonawanda

Bender’s - Williamsville


Craving a good read but don’t know where to start? Try one of my favorites!

A Cup of Autumn by Melissa McClone - Warm your heart with a good romance.

Jacqueline in Paris by Ann Mah - Take a trip to Paris without leaving home.

Roots & Sky by Christie Purifoy - A nonfiction story that will take you on a journey.

Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan – This favorite of mine has been a bestseller for nearly 350 years!


Reads for little ones!

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis.

Ambitious Abbey series - Abbey Duplaga

Letter Lane: 26 Road Stops that Fill Your ABC Faith Tank – A faith-based alphabet book by yours truly!


There are many genres including biographies, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, memoirs, romance, inspirational, motivational, and educational. Whichever ones you prefer, there are many treasures to discover. While there are many ways to consume books—hard copy print, eBooks, audiobooks—I prefer to smell, feel, and touch the printed pages. Perhaps you do, too.


Share your favorite reads with us!