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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!
Saturday, Dec. 20th: 4pm. Enjoy a reading and book signing with Carlo DeVito, author of Inventing Scrooge. With a wine tasting by Hudson Chatham Winery!
Sunday December 21st: 1-2PM. Lisa LaMonica, signing copies of new book Hudson.
Monday, December 22nd, 8pm: The 5th Annual SPOTTY DOG CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR! An anual all-ages show with Liv Carrow, Brian Dewan, Donny Denero and More! Allow these talented troubadours to stoke the fires of your holiday passion!
(Click on the event title for detailed listings about each event, or visit the Events page to see them all.)
Formed in 2007, Philadelphia and New York-based Many Arms are a power trio in the truest sense of the term. The band’s music is a loud, aggressive blend of punk and free jazz, tied together with compositions that twist and turn through angular unison melodies and complex rhythmic vamps. …More >
...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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