& Noble Wolf Road,
Colonie, 459-8183; 3029 State Route 50, Saratoga Springs,
583-7717; 402 Balltown Road, Mohawk Commons, Schenectady,
377-0349. They’re so . . . BIG. Well, what can we say?
They’ve also got a little café serving Starbucks coffee where
you can buy some latte and a muffin, take your books or magazines
Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza Stuyvesant Plaza,
Albany, 489-4761. There’s a knowledgeable staff and a great
selection (including local authors) at this independent bookstore
in one of the more pleasant shopping centers in the region.
Books & Music 59 Wolf Road, Colonie, 482-5800; 395
Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-1200; 3 Southside Drive, Village
Plaza, Clifton Park, 383-2121; Crossgates Mall, Guilderland,
452-1054. A book-and-music superstore with live music, book
signings and discussions and more. It has a café, too.
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.
& Hudson 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 political theory.
Love Books 380 Delaware Ave., Delmar, 478-0715. Great
little bookstore, specializing in children’s books and greeting
cards for everyone.
Ballad Bookstore 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.
Jane Books 215 Western Ave., Albany, 465-2238.
The only independent and locally owned off-campus textbook
store in Albany. Lower prices, buy-backs, and special ordering
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.
Told 19 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 587-2427. Used books
bought and sold, a large children’s selection and some of
just about everything. www.ttubbs.com.
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