2013 Spotty Dog Best-sellers

Historic Hudson by Byron Fone The Never List by Koethi Zan Unlikely Loves by Jennifer Holland Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris Tenth Of December by George Saunders I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean Tramp by Richard Hell Collected Stories of Lydia Davis Haunted Catskills by Lisa Lamonica Drinking With Men by Rosie Schaap Unusual Creatures by Michael Hearst American Craft Beer by John Holl Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon Plenty by Ottolenghi Jerusalem by Ottolenghi New York City Of Trees by Benjamin Swett This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz Country Girl by Edna O'Brien


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Monday - Thursday
11 - 8
Friday - Saturday
12 - 6
440 Warren Street Hudson, NY 518 671 6006
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Welcome! The Spotty Dog Books & Ale is an independent bookstore and lounge/cafe, where we share our passion for books and writers with our customers in the Hudson Valley, the Catskills, and the Berkshires.

Situated in a beautiful old firehouse, we carry over 10,000 new books in all categories, including a large section of unique books and toys for kids and preteens, an expanded local section, History, Gardening, Food & Wine, G/L/B/T, and sections featuring local writers and interests.Whether you’re looking for a classic or cutting edge, we’re constantly adding new titles, so stop in to see what we have!

April Events

(Click on the event title for detailed listings about each event, or visit the Events page to see them all.)

April 5th: Ancient Ocean + Century Plants + Slow Collins
April 11th:
Tough Day Tubing (Al Margolis + Crank Sturgeon + Walter Wright + Steve Norton) + Anastasia Clarke
April 19th: Mind Over Mirrors + Koen Holtkamp
April 23rd: Emily Bate + Zachary Fay + Liv Carrow
April 25th: if, Bwana & Leslie Ross + Stick Sellers

May Events

May 3rd: Sontag Shogun + Aaron Martin + Patrick Higgins
May 8th: Quiet in the Head
May 10th: Black Light Lighthouse + Arthur Brooks Ensemble+ Parashi
May 17th: The Moon + Scott Richards
May 23rd: Many Trails + Ohioan
May 30th: Sam Moss
May 31st:Linda Draper + Kath Bloom with Tom Hanford

June Events

June 7th: 8:00 Nat Baldwin + Otto Hauser ($7)
June 10th: Many Arms (featuring Colin Fisher)
June 21st: Aimee Norwich + Fiodor Dream Dog

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Quiet In The Head is the ongoing musical project of guitarist Seamus Maynard and violinist Jonathan Talbott. Their original acoustical music has evolved over many years of playing together and is always an exploration of texture and …

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