Bookstores in New York State (other than Manhattan)

 

Last change: 
 8 Dec 2015

If you are downloading this, note that Manhattan is in a separate file.  

Uptown Manhattan (60th to 207th Streets) 
Midtown Manhattan (24th to 59th Streets) 
Downtown Manhattan (Battery to 23rd Streets) 
The Bronx 
Brooklyn 
Queens 
Staten Island 
Long Island 
Adirondacks NY 
Albany/Troy NY 
Buffalo/Niagara Falls NY 
Colonie NY 
Elmira NY 
Ithaca NY 
Latham NY 
Oneonta NY 
Rochester NY 
Saratoga NY 
Schenectady NY 
Triple City area (Binghamton, Endicott, and Johnson City) 
Syracuse NY 
Utica NY 
Westchester County NY 
other geographic areas 

[Note 0:  These lists were started thirty years ago, before search engines, 
Yelp, and so on.  Because those are now available, these listings will 
include only places that are noteworthy, or have substantive descriptions, 
or have been visited by me.  Old "minimalist" listings will remain as long 
as the stores are open, but no new "minimalist" entries will be added.]

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[Note 1: Bookstores outside of Manhattan, including boroughs other than 
Manhattan are listed.  Further listings are welcome.]  

[Note 2: I collected these comments from a variety of people.  I personally 
have no knowledge of many of these places and take no responsibility if you 
buy a book you don't enjoy.  :-)   Phone numbers and precise addresses can 
be gotten by calling directory assistance.  Call ahead for precise hours, 
as even when I list them they are subject to change.]  

[Note 4: Area codes change so quickly these days that these may be wrong.] 

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The Bronx: 

Barnes & Noble (Bay Plaza, 290 Baychester Ave, 10475, 718-862-3945).  [08/08]
Books In the Hood (815 Westchester Ave, 10455, 347-270-1215?).  [08/08]
Briscoe-Brown Books (3907 Dyre Ave, 718-325-0543).  [08/08]
Bronx Bookplace (2460 Grand Concourse, 718-295-7000).  [08/08]
Lighthouse Christian Bookstore (1341 E Gunhill Rd, 718-547-6620).  
	[08/08]

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Brooklyn: 

Avery Book Stores (308 Livingstone, 718-858-3606).  A medium-sized used 
	bookstore covering all subjects including SF.  Both hardcover and 
	paperbacks.  The SF selection tends toward cheap reading copies of 
	books about ten years old, and a small selection of used F&SF and 
	ANALOGS.  Overall, this is a somewhat dank and dirty store with a 
	mildewy stock.  
Barnes & Noble (7th Ave btwn 5th & 6th, Park Slope, F 7th Ave at 9th St 
	station).
Bensonhurst Discount Book Store (1908 86 at 19th Ave., 718-232-7233, 
	B train to 20th Ave).  Mostly new and used paperbacks, some 
	hardcover and comics.  Adventure, mystery, SF, western, romance, 
	textbooks.  Used paperbacks literally stacked on shelves up to the 
	ceiling.  Open Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 10AM-4:30PM, Wed & Sat 10AM-3:30PM.  
Black Facts Books (44 Willoughby, 11217, 718-858-1970).  African-American 
	and black literature, music, and gifts.  Connected with Culture 
	Plus.  Open Mon-Sat 10AM-7PM.  [01/05]
Bookcourt (163 Court, 718-875-3677).  Excellent selection.  Quick service 
	with orders. Good discounts.  
Booklink (99 7th Ave, Park Slope, 718-783-6067, D/Q 7th Ave or 2/3 Grand 
	Army Plaza stations).  General bookstore.  Open until 8:45PM every 
	day except Sunday (6:45PM).  
Comic Plus (326 Seventh Ave, next to the 7th Ave stop on the F train, 
	718-768-5681).  A comic book store with a fairly large selection.  
Community Book Store of Park Slope (143 7th Ave, between the 7th Ave F stop 
	and the 7th Ave stop on the D and Q lines, 718-783-3075).  A small 
	independent new book shop with a focus on new hardcover fiction, 
	tastefully selected.  A tidy little shop geared toward the upscale 
	Park Slope trade.  Open until 9PM every day.  
Culture Plus Books Inc (289 Livingston, 11217, 718-222-9308, FAX 
	718-222-9311).  African-American and black literature, music, and 
	gifts.  Also has another store in Brooklyn (Black Facts).  Open 
	Mon-Fri 7AM-7PM, Sat 7AM-5PM.  [01/05]  
Eichler's Bookstore (5004 Thirteenth Ave, Boro Park).  Claims to be "The 
	Largest Judaica Store in the World."  Sforim and other religious 
	texts in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.  Very few secular works, 
	mostly kosher cookbooks or works about the Holocaust or Israel.  
	Also sells. games, recordings, and ritual objects and clothing.  
	Need I add it is closed Friday afternoons and Saturdays?  
S. Goldman - Otzar Haseferim (125 Ditmas Ave, 718-972-6200, FAX 
	718-972-6204).  Jewish books and Judaica.  "Sells books published 
	by Soncino Press and Judaica Press (including a translation of 
	Mikraoth Gedolot), and other works, such as Igrot Moshe of R. Feinstein."  
Greenlight Bookstore (686 Fulton at South Portland).  Opening 09/09.  
	[07/09]
Here's A Book Store, Inc. (1989 Coney Island Ave btwn Quentin Rd & Ave P, 
	718-645-6675, D or Q train to Kings Highway; F train to Kings 
	Highway, bus: B5, B50, B68).  A friendly, interesting, general 
	bookstore.  Has a wide selection of new and second-hand books in 
	all subjects.  Open Mon-Thu 11AM-6PM, Fri-Sat 11AM-4:30PM, Sun 
	(Oct-June) 12N-4PM.  
Idlewild Books (249 Warren, 11201, 718-403-9600, http://www.idlewildbooks.com
	Travel, foreign language, and world literature.  Also has a 
	Manhattan store.  Tue-Thu 12N-6PM, Sat 11AM-6PM, Sun 12N-5PM.  
	[06/12]
Judaica World of Crown Heights, Inc. (329 Kingston Ave, 718-604-1020, 
	888-2-JUDAIC, http://www.judaica-world.com).  This place has 
	a rather extensive Jewish book selection, including 
	Russian/Hebrew and Spanish/Hebrew.  They ship worldwide.  
Kehot Books (291 Kingston Ave, 718-778-0226).  They distribute books 
	published by Lubavitch but may have a few others.  
Nkiru Books (Nkiru Center for Education & Culture) (732 Washington Ave, 
	11238, 718-783-6306, FAX 718-783-0262).  Very pleasant and 
	well-stocked store dealing with books on African-American 
	culture.  They also have occasional readings by prominent 
	authors.  
A Novel Idea (8415 3rd Ave, Bay Ridge, 718-833-5115).  "Intelligently 
	stocked, primarily fiction with small but smart poetry and religion 
	sections, and a larger section devoted to local interest books, 
	including histories of Brooklyn and books by Brooklyn authors."  
Merkaz Stam (309 Kingston Ave, 800-264-7705, 718-773-1120, 
	FAX 718-773-0090).  Judaica and Jewish religious items.  "The 
	prices seem very good, and they are located right in Crown Heights 
	with apparently a decent reputation around there."  
P.S. Bookshop (76 Front, 718-222-3340).  Used and rare.  Open 7 days 
	10AM-8PM.  [05/12]
Sepher Hermon Press (1265 46th St, 718-972-9010).  Popular, scholarly & 
	academic books; will research special requests.  They are the 
	distributors of THE JEWISH TRAVEL GUIDE, listing kosher restaurants, 
	hotels, mikvaot, etc. all over the world. 
Shakespeare & Co. (Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave, 
	718-636-4136, http://www.shakeandco.com).
Shoroshim Russian Judaica Resource Center (1566 Coney Island Ave, 
	718-692-0079, FAX 718-252-5159).  Specializes in Russian/Hebrew 
	Jewish literature.  It has 161 titles: a good selection of Torah, 
	Tania, Jewish literacy, and much more.  
Singularity & Co. (18 Bridge St, DUMBO, 347-460-7724, 
	http://www.savethescifi.com/).  Science fiction, fantasy, and vintage 
	pulp.  Open Wed-Sun 12N-7PM.  [09/13]
Software Etc. (Kings Plaza Mall, lower level, east side).  Another Barnes & 
	Noble thing with a good selection of computer books.  
Spoonbill & Sugartown (218 Bedford Ave, 11211, 718-387-7322).  Used, rare, 
	and some new books in the arts and letters.  
[newstand] (corner of Thirteenth Ave and 49th, Boro Park).  English, Hebrew, 
	and Yiddish newspapers and magazines.  
WORD Bookstore (Greenpoint section).  "Greenpoint has been 
	traditionally a Polish neighborhood, so much so that many 
	storefronts have signs in English and Polish, and there are 
	two Polish-language bookstores.  WORD advertises itself 
	locally as an 'English store.'"  "Hip, edgy titles."  "A hip, 
	cool place."  Has a loyalty program.  Stationery is the 
	store's major sideline.  Events.  [12/09]

One poster writes: 
"I suppose that there *are* *real* bookstores here--after all Brooklyn by 
iteself is the third or so most populous city in the U.S.  It is just that 
I have never had the pleasure of finding one.  I was spoiled many years ago 
by a bookstore in Huntington, Long Island called Oscar's.  This was at the 
time that Oscar was still running it, and it was marked by a true love of 
books for their contents and themselves.  Unfortunately those are qualities 
rarely still found in today's world."  

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Queens: 

Bayside: 

Barnes & Noble (23-80 Bell Boulevard, part of the Bay Terrace Shopping 
	Center).  Superstore.  Open 9AM-11PM.  
The Book Shop (214-05 41st Ave, Bayside, 718-225-8275, OMANO1@aol.com).   
	Used fiction, romances, mysteries, horror, etc.  Also carries 
	school reading list books.  Open Mon-Wed, Fri 10AM-5:30PM, 
	Thu 10AM-7PM, Sat 10AM-5:30PM.  

Cambria Heights: 

Haitiana Publications, Inc. (224-08 Linden Blvd, 718-978-6323, 
	FAX 718-978-6031).  Good selection of books in French, Creole and 
	English with special focus on Haiti and the Francophone Caribbean.  
	Also now includes Francophone African literature section.  

Jackson Heights: 

Butala Emporium (Indo-US-Books & Journals Inc.) (37-46 74th, 11372, 
	718-899-5590, FAX 718-899-7889).  Located in the Asian Indian 
	shopping center of Jackson Heights, this shop specializes in 
	books, magazines, newspapers, audio tapes and musical instruments 
	from India.  

Long Island City: 

N&N Books International (21-10 44th Dr, Long Island City 11101, 800-255-0355 
	or +1-718-482-0009).  The store mostly specializes in Russian books 
	and music.  

Middle Village: 

Jonathan David Co., Inc. (68-22 Eliot Ave, 718-456-8611, FAX 718-894-2818).  
	Judaica.  Carries all major publishers.  Issues a free book guide.  

Richmond Hill: 

Ideal Foreign Books (132-10 Hillside Ave, 718-297-7477) 
	An excellent collection of both French and Spanish books, and 
	reasonable prices.  Primarily a supplier to United States colleges 
	and universities, but also will do individual orders.  

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Staten Island NY: 

Barnes & Noble.
Bent Pages (391 Van Duzer, 10304, 917-952-2448, 
	http://www.myspace.com/bentpagessi).  Specializing in 
	lesbian/gay/etc.  [12/09]
Clove Lake Book Store (1174 Victory Blvd, 10301, 718-442-5355).  
	Independent, new books.  [12/09]

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Long Island NY: 

Bob's Music, Movies and More (Sunrise Highway, Rockville Centre shopping 
	district, 516-766-4949).  "Good selection.  Has his own books as 
	well as several other 	dealers on consignment.  If you are looking 
	for a particular subject, check the whole store.  Subject areas are 
	not well-marked and each dealer has own section so that each subject 
	is repeated in several locations throughout the store."  Judaica 
	sections.  Was Stan's Book Bin; is still 80% books.  1/4 mile from 
	the Rockville Centre LIRR Station.
Book Revue (313 New York Ave, Huntington).  New and used.  "One of the last 
	of the independents that actually has a selection to rival the big 
	chains.  Some used books are mixed in with the new."  [06/04]    
Booklover's Paradise (2972A Merrick Rd, Bellmore, 11710, 516-221-0994).  
	"A real used/antiquarian bookstore.  Books stacked all over the 
	place.  Shelving is often odd, one category of book overlapping 
	another.  No particular specialty apparent.  Prices rather high, 
	more "antiquarian" than "used".  Owner friendly and helpful."   The
	source of this adds that the owner would have fit very well in the 
	old Fourth Avenue bookstore district, and there is no sign of a cat. 
	Judaica section.  About two-thirds of a mile from Bellmore LIRR 
	station.  Open Mon-Sat 11AM-6PM.
BookMarx (28 Lincoln Ave, Roslyn Heights, 11577. 516-621-0095. 
	bookmarx@aol.com).  General stock, baseball, sports, 
	literature, art, history.  Open Mon-Fri 10:30AM-6PM, 
	Thu 10:30AM-7PM, Sat 10:30AM-5PM.  [06/05]  
Dover Publications (31 E 2nd St, Mineola).  A smaller store than
	what used to be in New York City, only about 10' by 15'.  A 
	small selection of their titles.  The main attraction is 
	their half-price "hurt books" section.  Now takes credit cards 
	as well as cash.  Mon-Fri 9AM-4PM.   

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Adirondacks NY: 

Books and Baskets (169 Olive, Saranac Lake, 12983, 518-891-9694, 
	booksandbaskets@roadrunner.com).  [02/08]

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Albany NY: 

Blue White Rainbow (216 Lark).  New Age, some occult, self-help, 
	crystals, etc.  
Book Barn (Troy Schenectady Rd, in a tiny little plaza with Roman 
	Pizza, Watervliet, 518-786-1368).  Used books, many types of 
	paperbacks as well as hardcovers and trade paperbacks.  
The Book House/Little Book House (Stuyvesant Plaza).  General new 
	bookstore.  Good children's books section, also maps, 
	chocolates, chai tea, and DVDs.  Newly renovated.  "My 
	favorite all-around book store in Albany.  
	Great to browse in."  [11/10]
Book Outlet (71 4th, Troy, about 3 blocks south of the Green 
	Island-Troy Bridge, 518-272-0010).  "Primarily used books but 
	with some remainders.  Mostly non-fiction (in about 30 
	categories).  Hardcovers and trade paperbacks but with plenty 
	of paperbacks.  About a thousand paperback and hardcover SF and 
	fantasy.  Nice owner, nice store."  
Childrens Book Nook (1250 Ashgrove Rd, Cambridge, 12816).  About 
	50,000 children's books.  Not sure of the hours, but can be 
	open in the evening by appointment as well.  [02/07]
Dove and Hudson Old Books (296 Hudson Ave, 518-432-4518).  
	"Surprisingly good scholarly-bent neighborhood shop with small 
	but well-chosen selection of literary fiction, history, art 
	books, etc. I always stop here when in the area.  Very 
	pleasant owners and a nice place to spend a couple of hours."  
	"It is, truly, a fantastic bookstore, with great history & 
	literature sections.  Highly recommended."  Open Tue-Sat 
	11AM-7PM.  [01/04]
Flights of Fantasy (488 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville, 12211, 
	518-435-9337, 800-300-READ).  A lot of new SF, fantasy, gaming 
	paperbacks, a few trades and hards.  Used books are romances 
	(small section), mystery and suspense (medium section), and 
	SF/fantasy (large section).  Nice owner, good selection, but 
	two caveats.  First--book prices are based on condition so if 
	there is more then one copy of a book they will probably have 
	different prices.  Secondly, every SF book more then about a 
	decade old costs more then it did new, in some cases way more.  
	Not just Ace doubles or other specials, ALL."  Doesn't open 
	until late (someone said noon on Tuesdays, for example), but 
	actual hours are unknown.  [12/04]  
Green Light (Central Ave above Northern Blvd).  Occult books, tarot 
	decks, etc.  
Market Block Books (Market Block Building, Troy).  New books.  [11/10]

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Buffalo/Niagara Falls NY: 

Bob's Olde Books (480 Center, Lewiston, 14092. 716-861-9741).  "
	"Classic authors and illustrators; collectible and decorative 
	books."  Open Tue-Sat 11AM-5PM.  [02/09]
The Book Corner (1801 Main, Niagara Falls, 716-285-2928).  Used books.  
	Open Mon-Wed, Sat 9AM-5:30PM, Thu 9AM-8PM, Sun 12N-5PM; extended 
	hours in the Christmas season.  
The Book Shoppe (519 Main, Medina, 716-798-3642).  New books.  Open Mon-Thu 
	10AM-5PM, Fri 10AM-8PM, Sat 10AM-5PM.  
Books, Etc. (1614 Military Rd, Niagara Falls, 716-297-3376).  New books.  
	Open Mon-Sat 10AM-9PM, Sun 11AM-6PM.  
Old Editions Book Shop & Cafe (74 E Huron, 14203, 716-842-1734, 
	http://www.oldedition.com).  [Yes, the URL is has no 's' at the 
	end.]  Used and rare books, prints, maps, etc.  Open Mon-Sat 
	10AM-5PM.  [11/05]
Rust Belt Books (415 Grant, Buffalo, 716-885-9535).  Used.  Open 
	Tue-Wed 10AM-6PM; Thu-Sat 10AM-8PM; Sun 10AM-5PM.  [01/15] 
Second Reader (1419 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, 14216, 716-862-0001).  Used.  
	Open Tue-Thu 11AM-6PM; Fri-Sat 12PM-8PM; Sun 12PM-5PM.  [08/05]
Talking Leaves Books (3158 Main, 716-837-8554; 951 Elmwood, 
	716-884-9524; http://www.tleavesbooks.com).  "Both stores are 
	densely packed with books; the Elmwood store has more popular 
	titles, and also a rack of literary magazines.  The Main Street 
	store is more highbrow, e.g. a section on 'Poetry and Poetics.'"
	The Main Street store is open Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat 10AM-6PM; 
	Wed-Thu 10AM-8PM.  The Elmwood store is open Mon-Sat 10AM-9PM, 
	Sun 10AM-6PM.  [11/05]
Turn the Page Books (8451 Transit Rd at Millersport Hwy, E Amherst, 14051, 
	716-689-4353).   Used books.  Open daily 10AM-6PM.  [05/12]
Westside Stories Used Books (205 Grant, 716-803-8173, 
	http://www.westside-stories.com/).  Tue-Wed, Fri-Sat 10AM-6PM; 
	Thu 10AM-8PM; Sun 10AM-3PM.  [11/11]

"Located at the 'Super-Flea,' a year-round flea-market on Walden Ave, 
Cheektowaga, there is a bookseller that has expanded to several booths, 
and seems to have a lot of collectables as well as paperbacks.  He has 
been there or near there for at least a decade, and will probably be 
there another decade.  There is another place in the same flea-market 
which sells large quantities of paperbacks also.  

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Colonie NY: 

Barnes and Noble (Wolf Rd, Colonie).  
Canterbury Tales (Central Ave., Colonie, 1-2 miles west of Wolf Road, north 
	side of street).  Used books, comics, and various memorabilia.  

Hudson Valley/Poughkeepsie area: 

Bookworm (Route 376 west from the Red Oaks Mill area).  A nice used 
	bookstore.  A few years ago, someone said, "Of course, romance has 
	the largest section, but the SF section is quite large too, 11 
	packed bookshelves worth."  Someone recently [01/00] wrote that 
	the store has enlarged and the SF section tripled in size.  Prices 
	are half cover plus ten cents.  If a hardback has a hand-written 
	price inside, they charge half of this.  
Get Real Books (4627 Route 209, Accord, 12404, http://getrealbooks.com/).  
	Used books.  Open Thu-Sun 12N-6PM.  [10/13]

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Corning NY:

Bookmarks (32 E Market, 607-962-2665).  A general new and used book store.  
	Used paperbacks are half-price, $1 minimum, $3 maximum.  
Whitehouse Books (32 E Market, second floor, 607-962-8536).  "Glass 
	and crafts books, almost all new - nice people and the best 
	selection of glass books I have ever seen."  (Well, it is in Corning, 
	after all, which also has the world's best glass museum.) 

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Ithaca NY: 

A-ha! Books & Fine Art (3 Cedar Ln, 14850, 607-257-9200 (?), 
	Used and rare.  
Autumn Leaves Used Books (115 The Commons).  Ever-growing diverse 
	collection of quality used books.  Recently moved to much larger 
	store.  All subject areas, used paperbacks and hardcovers; now has 
	a cafe on premises. 
a Book Barn of the Finger Lakes (198 North Rd, just off NYS Rte 13, 
	607-844-9365).  Used books, large selection.  "Located directly 
	opposite traffic light to Tompkins-Cortand Community College 
	at Lacey's Corners in three barns stained red with dark green 
	battens."  {I have no idea what a batten is.]  Open 10-AM-5PM.  
	[10/07]
The Bookery I (inside DeWitt Mall).  Used and rare books. Well-established.  
Colophon Books (205 N Aurora).  "Small but interesting selection of new and 
	used books; decent SF section."  [11/07]
Cornell Campus Store (across from Wiliard Straight Hall).  Good selection of 
	new books in a number of general academic subject areas, in addition 
	to the expected textbook department.  
Friends of the Library Book Sale (509 Esty; http://www.booksale.org).  
	"If you're in town during the several weeks in the spring or fall 
	that this fund-raiser for the Tompkins Co. Library opens its 
	warehouse to selling all manner of used books, you're in for a 
	treat. Every subject, inexpensive deals, everything from mass-market 
	paperbacks to expensive rare books."  Fall sale offers nearly 
	250,000 books.  
Mando Books (Main St., Cortland, 30 mi northeast of Ithaca via Rt 13).  
	"Seems chiefly to deal in textbooks for SUNY Cortland classes."  
	Formerly Mandolin Winds.  [11/07]
Mayer's Newsstand (318 E State).  An outstanding selection of periodicals 
	(domestic and foreign) and foreign newspapers, though only 
	remaindered and mass market paperback books.  
The Phoenix, Used and Rare Books (1608 Dryden Rd (Rte 13, north of Ithaca 
	toward Dryden).   Housed in a large old barn, carries a wide 
	selection of used books. 
Riverow Bookshop (Front St., Owego, 30 mi south of Ithaca via Rt 96) 
	Variety of subjects, lots of rare, OP books, some new books.  
Snow Lion Publications (605 W State, enter from . Green parking lot around 
	the block).  "Important publisher of Buddhist and Tibetan books.  
	Has a sales area in their warehouse open to the public.  In 
	addition to their own titles they also sell a variety of Buddhist 
	books by other publishers."  [11/07]

And of course the inevitable chain stores, as well as non-book stores 
that carry a wide variety of children's books, such as Alphabet Soup.  

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Latham NY: 

Earth and Sky (640 New Loudon/Route 9, Latham).  Pleasant blend of New Age 
	and occult.  

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Oneonta NY: 

Rose and Laurel (Main).  "He has all sort of used books, from 
	contemporary lit, older lit, hardcover, sci fi, horror, just 
	about anything you could want. And his prices are fair.  
	Unfortunately, he has no posted hours.  You basically have to 
	be lucky to show up when the store is open."  [02/07]
Popeke's Used Books (Chestnut).  "He has a larger children's book 
	section than the Rose and Laurel, but his prices are a bit 
	higher.  He keeps regular hours, though, I think."  [02/07]

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Rochester NY: 

Abacus Bookshop (350 East Ave).  Used.  
Ang & Lil's (Stone Rd, Greece).  Used.  
Armchair Books (545 Titus Ave).  Used.  
Bennu Books (656 South Ave).  Used.  Has a somewhat smaller selection of 
	mystery, SF, and other fiction and also has a selection of Black 
	studies type books.  
Book Centre (the Village Plaza, Spencerport).  Used.  
Bookrack (Perinton Mall, 716-223-3490).   Nice used paperback store, 
	selection.  Have about a thousand SF, lots of mysteries, romance, 
	general fiction.  Alst another branch in Webster (another Rochester 
	suburb).  
Houghton (147 State St).  Used.  
Maplewood Books/Total Information (Driving Park at Dewey Ave, Rochester).  
	This is an excellent technical bookstore.  While their primary 
	market seems to be the large population of engineers in Rochester, 
	they do carry other subjects.  Their selection of computer science 
	titles (both textbooks and titles geared towards users) is 
	unrivalled by any other bookstore I have seen other than a campus 
	bookstore at a top-notch engineering school.  The only thing wrong 
	is that they are only open until 6 PM on weekdays and currently 
	have no weekend hours.  
Media Play (Southtown Plaza, Henrietta).  Also has music and computer 
	software.  
Old Scrolls Book Shop (4578 Rte 247, Stanley 14561, 585-355-6971, 
	http://www.oldscrolls.com).  Open seven days 9AM-9PM.  [12/09]
Park Ave Book Store (370 Park Ave).  New books only.  Now has an espresso 
	bar in place of their used book section.  
Rick's Recycled Books (739 Monroe Ave, 442-4920).  Used books and local art.  
	About a thousand SF books.  Has coffee and doughnuts in the morning.  
	"Rick is a very nice and knowledgeable person."  
Science Fiction Plus (1580 Blossum Road).  New and used.   
Yankee Peddler Bookshop (274 North Goodman in Village Gate Square, 
	585-271-5080, yankeeped2@frontiernet.net).  
	Used.  
? (Schoen Place, Pittsford).  Formerly part of Rock Bridge books, which is 
	still there, but no used.  

See also http://www.rochesterbooksellers.com/.  

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Saratoga NY: 

Lyrical Ballad (Phila St in downtown Saratoga).  Amazing used store carved 
	out of basements from several adjacent establishments.  
Saratoga SF and Mystery (454 Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs, 
	518-583-3743).  New and used.  Run by Mary Southworth and Karl Olson, 
	who frequently sell books at SF conventions.  
Tales of Space and Crime (Wilton Mall).  Also run by Southworth and Olson.  
	"Let me also state that Mary Southworth, the co-owner, is one of the 
	most helpful store owner I've ever met. I have enjoyed *every* book 
	she recommended to me."  

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Schenectady NY: 

Bibliomania (Jay Street).  Used, but classy used books.  "A bit weird."
The Book Nook (Upper Union St).  General and local new books.  
Books and Pieces (174 Jay St).  Randomly open, peculiar used book store.  
	[02/08]
Cornerstone (Upper Union St).  Children's books and toys.  

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Syracuse NY: 

Barnes & Noble (Erie Ave, Dewitt).  Superstore plus recordings and coffee.  
Bear Street Books & Music (1430 Salina near Bear St, 315-471-2958).  
	"Mentioned only because it's just around the corner from Book 
	Warehouse.  It was closed (but appeared to be in business) 
	when I was there."  
Books End (2443 James at Marlborough, Eastwood neighborhood, 
	315-437-2312).  Mostly used.  Almost as big (35,000 volumes) as 
	Books and Memories down the street and better organized.  Good 
	mystery, SF.  Specialities: NY State, Modern 1sts, Military 
	history.  Mon-Fri 10AM-6PM, Sat 10AM-5PM, Sun 11:30-5PM.  
Seven Rays Book Store (508 Westcott, 13210, 888-777-RAYS (7297), 
	http://www.sevenrays.com/).  Claims to be "the biggest metaphysical 
	bookstore on earth" (I am skeptical).  [10/06]

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Triple City area (Binghamton, Endicott, and Johnson City): 

Barnes & Noble (Vestal Parkway, Vestal; Oakdale Mall, Johnson City).  
	Standard chain superstore.  
Bookbridge (Vestal Parkway, Vestal).  Near Binghamton Univ., strip-mall 
	independent store--small by superstore standards, but respectable.  
Gil's Book Loft (Binghamton).
Fat Cat Books (263 Main St, Johnson City, 607-797-9111).  Good selection of 
	new and used SF and fantasy.  Also stocks games and comics.  
Title Wave (Binghamton).  Used books.

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Utica NY: 

Berry Hill Book Shop (2349 State Route 12B, Deansboro, 315-821-6188).  
	Used.  100K old hardbacks in a barn (you do have to climb some 
	steep stairs and go under some beams to get at books).  At 
	least a little of practically everything but almost no 
	paperbacks.  Big fiction, childrens, illustrated books 
	sections.  Used to have dozens of cats, but this may have 
	changed.  Open Mon-Sat 10AM-6PM.  [08/06]
Bookworm (263 W Genessee, 315-733-9805).  Used books--almost all paperback, 
	nice store, nice people.  A few hundred SF and fantasy, some 
	fairly old.  Lots other types of books especially mystery, romance 
	and adventure.  
Park Row Booksellers (9 W Park Row, Clinton, 13323, 315-853-2129, 
	http://www.parkrowbooks.com).  New books.  Open Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 
	10AM-6PM; Tue, Thu 10AM-8PM, Sun 12:30PM-4:30PM.  [10/06]

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Westchester County NY: 

Bruised Apple Books (923 Central Ave, Peekskill, 914-734-7000).  "Used, 50K 
	books (and some CDs), nice folks, nice cat.  Solid in SF.  A good 
	bit of fantastical in the literature section.  Engrossingly creepy 
	bathroom."  Strong in religion, philosophy, other areas as well.  
	Definitely worth visiting if you're nearby.  Driving directions: 
	from eastbound US 202/6, turn right on Nelson and left on Central.  
	Open Mon-Thu, Sat 10AM-6PM; Fri 10AM-8PM; Sun 12N-6PM.
Galapagos Books (22A Main, Hastings on Hudson, 10706, 914-478-2501, 
	http://www.galapagosbooks.com).  New books.  General independent 
	store.  Open Mon-Sat 10AM-6PM.  
	[12/12]
Hudson City Books (553 Warren, Hudson, 12534, 518-671-6020, 
	
	http://www.abebooks.com/hudson-city-books-hudson-ny-u.s.a/76421/sf).  
	Used books, specializing in literature and related fields, art, 
	railroads, and maritime.  Open Thu-Mon 11M-5PM.  [10/13]
Panacea Books (Post Chester).  Latino books and periodicals.  
Riverrun Bookshop (7 Washington Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson, 914-478-4307).  
Riverrun Rare Books (12 Washington Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson, 914-478-1339).  
	"Two blocks [west] of Broadway (Route 9).  Used books only.  North 
	side of street has general stock of used reading copies, including 
	mysteries and SF.  On other side of street is Rare Book Room with 
	first editions and signed copies, including mysteries and science 
	fiction, literary criticism, English translations of fiction, books 
	about books, art, art history, photography, architecture, etc., 
	plus one room of classical phonograph records.  Most but not all 
	sections well arranged.  Both stores are worth a visit.  Accessible 
	by Metro North train from Manhattan and other points served by 
	Hudson Line trains of Metro North.  Easy street parking for cars."  
	Well, the parking in front of the store is on a hill worthy of San 
	Francisco, and the general stock side is "cluttered and attic-like," 
	with great difficulty in getting to the books, which are *not* 
	well-ordered.  Prices on the high side.  Another poster says that 
	the Rare Book Room is the "real" store, and not to miss it.  Driving 
	directions: from southbound US 9, turn right on Warburton and right 
	again on Washington.  Open Tue-Sun 11AM-5PM.  


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