This shop hosts author readings, poetry contests and other literary events with the Hudson Valley Writer's Center. Its staff is happy to recommend a good read, especially local authors' latest releases.
Best Independent Bookstore (2010)
Best Independent Bookstore (2011)
Best Independent Bookstire (2012)
Best Indie Bookstore 2011
Amazon.com? No way. The Village Book Store owner Roy Solomon is a living, breathing database of books. (We’d say he’s a living card catalogue, but that’s so 20th-century.) Plus, you can access his knowledge without agonizing over the most efficient search terms. (And he’ll never end up trying to sell you something like patio furniture—can you say that about your favorite online retailer?) Book groups stumped for their next selection and anxious gift-givers rely on his recommendations. And so should you.