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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!
We are in the midst of a new website design. Our new and lovely online persona will debut in April 2015!
Sunday March 29th: 8PM. Free Cake For Every Creature + Trace Mountains
Friday, April 3rd, 8pm: Quiet in the Head
Friday, April 9th, 8pm: Insect Factory / Public Speaking + TBA
Thursday, April 23rd, 8pm: Footings (formerly Passerine) + Mail the Horse
...and independent businesses. Why should you support independents? Because of $100 spent at a local store, $68 stays in your community. Spend the same $100 at a national chain, and your community only sees $43. Also, more of your taxes are reinvested in your community--where they belong! Read more about independent booksellers >
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