About Honest Dog Books

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Honest dog is a mushing term that refers to a dog that always keeps the line tight and is pulling their weight. They hope to carry that same hardworking philosophy from their kennel into the bookstore. Their house dog Elton, rat terrier-lab (labrat) provided the inspiration behind the logo.

Owner Julie Buckles is the author of Paddling to Winter, a memoir about her 1,700-mile canoe journey from Lake Superior to Wollaston Lake in northern Sasktatchewan with her husband Charly Ray. Julie and Charly still explore with their two teenage children, Caroline and Jackson—both big readers and adventurers—who work in the store. 

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

Phone: 715-779-5223