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Best places to buy used books in the Hudson Valley

Discover quaint bookstores in the scenic Hudson Valley

Best places to buy used books in the Hudson Valley

Embark on a literary journey through the scenic Hudson Valley and uncover hidden gems where you can buy used books. Explore quaint independent bookstores in charming towns, browse through unique collections, and support local businesses while discovering your next favorite read in this picturesque region. the Hudson Valley.

Dutchess County


Beacon. Reads. Bookstore

309 Main St, Beacon. (845) 831-1134 ext. 112

There are lots of books to choose from and the prices are inexpensive. The staff is extremely knowledgeable about available books. Open Wednesdays - Fridays: 10 am – 5pm; Saturdays: 12pm–5pm; Sundays: 10am–5pm.


Binnacle Books

321 Main St, Beacon. (845) 838-6191

Binnacle specializes in used and new literature, poetry, literary nonfiction, political history, art, drama, philosophy, graphic novels, and children’s books. If they don’t have what you’re looking for, they will be happy to order it for you. Plus, this shop is always looking to acquire used books in excellent condition. Open every day from 12-6pm.


Yellow Submarine Used Books and More

3306 E Main St, Amenia. (845) 789-1888

This shop is a nice place to browse through previously enjoyed books. Owner Mary Thompson says they are open on Saturday and Sunday from noon until 5. And they hope to expand to Thursday as well. In the spring they hope to have author readings and special events.

Orange County


Well Worn Books

130-1/2 Wickham Ave, Middletown. (845) 281-0114

This small, independent bookstore features new and used books, quality writing products, thoughtful gifts, and a cozy atmosphere for friends and neighbors to enjoy. You can also grab a cup of coffee and just relax. Open Tuesday-Thursday 11am-6pm; Friday 11am-7pm, and Saturday 10am-6pm.


Montgomery Book Exchange

84 Clinton St, Montgomery. (845) 764-1787

This store carries all kinds of great stuff from old yearbooks, paper doll books, records, unique vintage finds, and of course, all kinds of books just waiting for you to read. Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm; Sundays 12-4pm.


Golden Hour Books

181 Broadway, Newburgh. (845) 787-4185

Golden Hour is an indie bookstore providing a mix of used and new books, specializing in literary fiction and nonfiction, women writers, cookbooks and food writing, and children’s books. Join the Golden Hour Book Club on the last week of each month at a local business. They also have a monthly kids’ story time. Thu-Fri, 11:30am-5pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm.


The Book & Nook

24 Ronald Reagan Blvd, Warwick. 

The Book & Nook is a Latinx and Woman-owned indie bookstore offering a wide range of books including new, used, antique, rare, signed, and first-edition books. In addition, they have a variety of new and vintage comics, as well as graphic novels. Besides books, you can find stationery, toys, tote bags, stickers and more! They also offer fun events like story times, a book club, book signings, and workshops. They also have a consignment program for local authors and artists. Open daily from Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday 10am-6pm; Thursday & Friday 10am-7pm.


Middletown Thrall Library Book Store

11-19 Depot Street, Middletown

The store, run completely by volunteers, offers a vast selection of donated paperback and hard cover classics, mysteries, science fiction, romance, history, philosophy, law, psychology, cooking, children’s literature, biographies, and much more, including many titles no longer in print. It also offers a continuous variety of magazines, CDs, DVDs / Blu-rays, VHS tapes, music cassettes, audiobooks, and vinyl records. Hours are Tuesdays & Saturdays (12–4 pm) sales only (no donations), Wednesdays (12–4 pm) donations only (no sales).


Blue Fox Books

49 Main St, Walden. (845) 219-1974

The shop features mostly used books and select new titles. Popular sections include literary fiction, children’s, local history, nature and science, mystery, and mythology. Blue Fox also sells journals, literary candles, teas, stationery, tarot cards, and many more unique giftable items! Be sure to check the website for special events. Wednesday-Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 11am-6pm, and Sunday 11am-3pm.


Sullivan County


Read It Again Used Bookstore

63 North St, Monticello. (845) 794-0017

The Read It Again Bookstore is the main fundraiser for the Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County. The donated books are sold for $1.50 for hardcover and 75 cents for paperbacks. Monday, Tuesday, & Friday 10am-5pm; Wednesday-Thursday 10am-6pm; Saturday 10am-4pm.

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Ulster County


Blue Heron Bookstore

1209 NYS Route 213, High Falls. 845-377-1089.

This shop is all about the books, and about the exchange of ideas at their literary events. The owners are looking forward to sharing with you in the discovery of literature new and old, by our local, regional, and international authors, that may have been overlooked or considered obscure, and to learning from you about your reading pleasures, habits, and ideas. Thursday - Saturday, 11am - 7pm; Sunday, 11am - 5pm.

Half Moon Books: Fine Used Books

35 N Front St, Kingston. (845) 331-5439

Books are for everyone. They stock a variety of titles at a wide range of prices. The store is a space for as many people as possible. The reviews say the collection of books is fabulous, the owner is knowledgeable, and the prices are great. Open every day 10am-6pm.


Barner Books

3 Church St, New Paltz. (845) 255-2635

The store has a wide assortment of books and book related goods. They buy, sell, and trade books of note. Cash or store credit offered for a unique variety of books. There is a list posted of most popular genres and authors. Open daily 10am-6pm.


Inquiring Minds

6 Church St., New Paltz

200 Main St., Saugerties

A locally owned, independent bookstore and café that sells a wide range of new and used books and vinyl, as well as organic coffee drinks. It’s a welcoming and accessible space for people of all ages, genders, class, and demographics. They are fully wheelchair accessible and pet friendly, offering indoor and outdoor seating for anyone to read, write, chat, enjoy a beverage, or just to relax and reflect. We believe in the power of the written word to incite positive change in ourselves and each other, and to that purpose, strive to offer affordable pricing, discounts and freebies.

Hours: Saugerties: Sunday-Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday & Saturday 10am -8pm;

New Paltz: Sunday-Thursday 9:30am-8:30pm, Friday & Saturday 9:30am-9pm


OUR Bookshop

97 Partition Street, Saugerties

This shop has over 25,000 carefully selected old, rare & gently used books, plus old postcards, magazines, CDs, DVDs, sheet music, prints & ephemera. They buy collections or whole libraries of books. By appointment only 1PM-5PM daily.


Westchester County


The Field Library Bookstore

934 South Street, Peekskill. 914-736-7030

You are sure to find something you’ll want - perhaps a mystery by your favorite author that you have not yet read, a cookbook with wonderful new recipes to try, a modern first edition to add to your collection or an investment guide to help you get fabulously rich. The choices are myriad and the ambiance warm and welcoming. Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm.


Bruised Apple Books

923 Central Ave, Peekskill. (914) 734-7000

The Bruised Apple is as far from the big corporate bookstores as you can get. From the hand painted sign above the front door to the numerous hidden (and not so hidden) clippings and letters that decorate the store, everything is personalized by the family and friends of the Bruised Apple. Call for hours.


Antipodean Books Maps & Prints

29-31 Garrisons Landing, Garrison. (845) 424-3867

This shop has a been book, map, print, ephemera & photograph dealer for 46 years, members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers & many prominent trade organizations. They offer old & rare books, maps, prints, ephemera & photographs on many subjects. Monday-Friday 10am-4:45pm; closed Saturday/Sunday or by appointment.


Mahopac Library Book Barn

668 Route Six, Mahopac. 845-628-2009 ext. 143

This shop has thousands of gently used books for $1.00 or less. They carry classics, novels, biographies, history, cooking, home schooling, picture books, tween books, and more. Item donations are being accepted by appointment only. All of the money raised in The Book Barn comes back to the Library to help support events, programs and the library’s collection. Tuesdays & Saturdays 11am-2pm; Wednesdays 10am-12pm; Thursdays 4pm–6:45pm.


Curio Room

141 Main St Apartment 2, Mt Kisco. (917) 522-1888

Bookstore-gallery with new and used books, records, original art and curios. The space is co-creates with intention to share stories that expand minds and bewilder borders, and to showcase artwork from those who inspire us. Wed-Saturday 12-8pm; Sunday & Tuesday 12-5pm.


Greene County


Magpie Bookshop

392 Main St, Catskill. (518) 303-6035

Magpie Bookshop specializes in awesome. And secondhand books. At two levels, it’s just the right size and has an outstanding selection at reasonable prices. It’s well-curated and intuitively organized. Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm; Sunday 11am-4pm.


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