Barnes & Noble Colonie Center, Colonie, 459-8183;
3029 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 café serving Starbucks
coffee where you can buy a latte and a muffin, take your books
or magazines and read.
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,
and the Little Book House right next door caters to the tykes.
Books & Music 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 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
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. ttubbs.com.
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