Hudson Valley Book Shops - Readers Unite

BY Christine Weimer

I get it, there are only so many ways you can organize your pantries, and your Netflix selections are getting slimmer by the day. Distractions to pass time and to unwind the mind from the current state we’re all in has had us all getting a bit more creative than we ever expected to. But have you tried curling up to a good book yet? How about supporting the small business during these uncertain times?

If you’re an avid reader like me, that summer reading list has already gotten a decent dent put in it. However, I recently got an itch to try some new genres (there is only just so much romance I can handle at a time), and upon my search, it dawned on me just how many small business independent bookstores were working overtime to keep serving their communities while we are all enduring the stay-at-home order.

So, I’ve compiled a list of book shops in and around the Hudson Valley that are doing their best to help us fulfill our literary needs and more. Shopping local is more important now than ever, especially for the shops that thrive on sharing this type of product with their communities.

Check the list to see if there’s a shop open in your area and consider buying with them over big industry companies. They appreciate you. Plus, if you do not see one in your area, consider ordering with them online or via phone for shipping anyway. All shops will be happy to accommodate you in any way they can.