New York February 01, 2019
The Largest Independent Bookstore In New York Has More Than 30,000 Books
In an era where more and more books are solely coming out on e-reader platforms and we have people like Marie Kondo telling us we should only keep 30 books in our homes, you would think it would be hard to find an actual bookstore anywhere in New York nowadays – but think again. In small towns like Millerton, family-run bookshops are alive and well and Oblong Books is here to prove it.
Right on Main Street in the town of Millerton, Oblong Books and Music has been around since the fall of 1975.
The roughly 3,000-square-foot independent bookstore is family-run by a father-daughter duo that has a true passion for all things books.
Inside the multi-level space, you'll find 30,000 titles to sort through.
As you gaze out upon all of the bookshelves full of amazing literature in this shop, you'll feel excited to search through all of the different genres.
Offering something for every reader, throughout the year Oblong Books brings in over 100 authors to their shop when they host their highly-anticipated literary events.
Known for being the largest independent book store in the Hudson Valley, Oblong has strong roots in the town of Millerton and region in general - a factor that's lead this bookshop to stay open for so long.
Ever since its creation, Oblong Books has made a conscious effort to work with locals to make sure this shop is benefiting its community.
We should also note that Oblong has other assorted items as well, like greeting cards, shopping bags, calendars, and other cutesy things you would expect to find in your new favorite bookstore.
Open every day of the week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., if you're ready to spend a day shopping through one of our state's largest independent bookshops - be sure to travel over to Oblong Books and Music in Millerton.
Oblong Books and Music can be found precisely at
26 Main Street, Millerton, NY 12546
- to find out more about the shop and their other location in Rhinebeck
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