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About Us:


The building Autumn Leaves currently occupies is built for a JC Penny after demolishing the previous building. This new Art Deco building features black Carrara glass panels on the front with symmetrical storefront windows clad in black Carrara glass and Art Deco octagonal designs etched in the upper corners.

Dick and Elizabeth Adams buy 115 E State Street and open Logos Emporium.


JC Penny in the building Autumn Leaves now occupies, circa 1936


Faced with prospects of a mall being built in neighboring Lansing, newly elected Mayor Ed Conley began plans for a pedestrian mall in downtown Ithaca. Under the direction of local architect Anton J. Egner. Construction begins in 1974, and the Commons opens in 1975

Early staff photo from Angry Mom Records

Autumn Leaves Used Books opens at 108 E State Street by Joseph Wetmore.



115 E State Street is acquired, and Autumn Leaves Used Books is moved to its new location.


Angry Mom Records opens in the basement.


The Ithaca Commons was completely rebuilt with the current new design.

Autumn Leaves Used Books is bought by PM Press, an independent, radical book publisher founded in 2007. Learn more here. Dropping the "used" from its name, Autumn Leaves Books begins to add new books to its catalogue. Angry Mom records moves to the 2nd floor and Autumn Leaves expands its history section into the basement.


Black shirt with red design and the words "Blood, Sweat, and Books"
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