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Wolf Road, Colonie, 459-8183; 3029 State Route 50, Wilton,
583-7717. 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
& White Rainbow Booksellers 61 Exchange St., Albany,
458-9020. The Capital Region’s largest selection of metaphysical
books, plus crystals, jewelry, new-age music and gifts.
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 strip malls in the region.
Books & Music 59 Wolf Road, Colonie, 482-5800; 395
Broadway, Saratoga Springs. A book-and-music superstore with
live music, children’s events, book signings and discussions
and more. It has a café, too.
Street Bookshop 215 Lark St., Albany, 465-8126. Used and
antiquarian books and ephemera. Takes trade-ins, accepts donations
(which will be picked up in some circumstances), and is always
looking for more books. Poetry readings and musical events.
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 and buy-backs, special ordering available.
Web site: www.maryjanebooks.com.
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