Hello Book Lovers!

When we bought the store in September 2019, we knew immediately we would name it Honest Dog Books. As longtime mushers, we have known many honest dogs, a term meant to distinguish those dogs who work hard, dig in, never give up (think Togo).

That’s us and that’s the type of service we promise.

There are a few ways for you to connect with us. There’s our physical store at 40 S. 2nd Street in Bayfield—a gorgeous location with a view to Bodin’s fish shop on Lake Superior, shop our online store which right now is a sampling of what’s in the store, call (715-779-5223) or email (info@honestdogbooks.com) for specific books.

Or find whatever you’re looking for at our partner, Bookshop, an independent bookstore cooperative alternative to Amazon. And if you’re looking for an audio or E-book, we have that too through Hummingbird, a similar type of cooperative for brick-and-mortar stores. 

Our emphasis reflects our interests—adventure, dogsledding, nature, memoir, regional and Anishinabe history and literature along with our backbone of classic children, current, LGBTQ, and young adult fiction. Plus a whole lot more!

Thank you for your support.


The Honest Dogs

Historic bookstore

Location & Hours

Honest Dog Books is located at:
40 S. Second Street
Bayfield, WI 54814

September Hours 
Sunday-Thursday 10-5
Friday & Saturday 9-6


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Contact Us:

Honest Dog Books, 40 S. Second Street, Bayfield, WI 54814

Phone: 715-779-5223