Hudson City Books
553 Warren St.
Best of Hudson Valley Winners: 2008
Pick: Editors' Picks
About: Wide aisles, wood floors, and very high ceilings create a serene atmosphere for browsing among the 12,000 or so volumes in this well-organized shop. Westchesterites Karen and Neil Montone (who formerly owned Scarsdale Books) fell in love with Hudson on a visit in 2003; soon after, they purchased the 1865 building, and opened for business in 2006. The books are more scarce than rare, notes Neil, although he does have a valuable copy of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, and a first edition Samuel Beckett. There are other firsts, including modern ones, fiction, poetry, literary criticism, cookbooks, and a few maps, as well as gently used classic paperbacks like those you once loved and lost. Find them again here.
Best of Hudson Valley History:
2008 Editors' Pick — Best Rare Books Store