Recent Spotty Dog Best-sellers

Historic Hudson by Byrne 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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Store Hours

Monday - Thursday
11 - 9
Friday - Saturday
12 - 8
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!

We are in the midst of a new website design. Our new and lovely online persona will debut in April 2015!

Upcoming Events

Friday, April 3rd, 8pm: Quiet in the Head
Thursday, April 9th: 8PM
. Insect Factory + Public Speaking +Jeremy Purser + Fossils From The Sun
Saturday, April 18th: 8PM. The Go-Rounds + Louis Monroe
Thursday, April 23rd: 8PM. Footings + Mail the Horse + Liv Carrow
Friday, April 30: 8PM. Arthur Brooks Ensemble V

Wednesday, May 6th: 8PM. Dana Sipos + Matt Heckler
Sunday, May 17th: 8PM. Folk Y’all + TBA
Thursday, May 28th: 8PM. Jonah Parzen-Johnson + Destroyer of Worlds + Chrisman / McLaughlin Duo

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Things We Love

image Independent Booksellers

...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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