A Happy Announcement from Buteo Books

Since 1971, Buteo Books has been offering knowledgeable, personal customer service to our loyal customers. Joyce and Byron Harrell founded Buteo in Vermillion, South Dakota with a single page paper(!) catalog offering some 50 bird books for sale.

 In 1991, Allen Hale purchased the business and moved it to Virginia. In 2013, it was bought by the next generation, Jamie and Jeremy Hale, who had some 10,000 books to offer.

 Today, I can share the news that Buteo Books has a new owner, Lyzy Lusterman, and it will soon move to Marin County, California, where an open bookstore will be added to the website you know. The Lusterman family has worked together in the publishing industry for decades—and share a love and appreciation of birds.

 Buteo has always been independent and family-owned and operated. I am pleased that tradition will carry on in its next chapter! You’ll be hearing more from Lyzy about her plans soon. In the meantime, you’re welcome to reach out to her directly any time at lyzy@buteobooks.com.

 While the books move from Virginia to California, there will be a shipping delay for most orders. We will still be available by phone and e-mail during the transition. Please feel free to contact us anytime.

 Buteo Books will continue to offer a 10% discount on most items to members of the American Birding Association, as a thank you for supporting their organization. If you have any other questions about the transition, don't hesitate to get in touch.

 Thanks for being a friend of Buteo Books,


Jamie Hale Allen Hale

Tel: 434-263-8671