20 Wolf Road, Colonie, 459-8183. It’s so . . . BIG.
Well, what can we say? It’s also got a little café serving
Starbucks coffee where you can buy some latte and a muffin,
take your books or magazines and read.
& White Rainbows
467 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville, 458-9020. The Capital
Region’s largest selection of metaphysical books, plus crystals,
jewelry, new-age music, All One Tribe drums, and gifts.
Book House Stuyvesant Plaza,
489-4761. There’s a knowledgeable staff and a great selection
(including local authors) at this independent bookstore in
one of the more pleasant strip malls in the region.
Books & Music
59 Wolf Road, Colonie, 482-5800; 395 Broadway, Saratoga Springs,
583-1200. A book-and-music superstore with live music, children’s
events, book signings and discussions and more. Cafés at both
Mawr Book Shop
215 Lark St., Albany, 465-8126. This little gem of a bookstore
has a large and extensive selection of used and antiquarian
books, plus records. Located a step down on Lark Street near
Books & Awareness Works
441 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-0025. Saratoga’s independent,
locally owned bookstore for all ages and interests, classics
to bestsellers. Good selection of holistic, self-help, recovery
and world religion.
296 Hudson Ave., Albany, 432-4518. Carefully selected collection
of used books, reasonably priced, in a wide range of subjects
including art, poetry, history, philosophy, literature and
217 Central Ave., Albany, 433-8803. New and used books; science
fiction, fantasy, horror and romance. Also carries miniatures,
role-playing and board games and collectible card games, including
380 Delaware Ave., Delmar, 478-0715. Great little bookstore,
specializing in children’s books.
7-9 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 584-8779. Saratoga’s rare
and antique book specialist now displays part of its collection
in a former bank vault. Appraisals.
215 Western Ave., Albany, 465-2238. The only independent and
locally owned off-campus textbook store in Albany. Lower prices
and buy-backs, special ordering available.
Open Door Bookstore
128-136 Jay St., Schenectady, 346-2719. One of the region’s
notable independent bookstores, also featuring unique gifts,
cards, music and educational toys.
Metroland's Dining Guide 2001