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Millbrook Independent
Our local Millbrook Independent has a featured book section!
Designed by Samantha Dion Baker offer
*Open 7 days a week!*

Mon- Sat: 9am-6pm
Sundays: 10am-5pm
Shipping starts at $4.00 and is free
for orders over $150
Gift wrapping available in store and for shipped books + gifts.




Is there a bookseller at our shop you would like to nominate for a James Patterson Holiday Bonus? CLICK HERE! James Patterson gives holiday presents to booksellers based on your recommendations!
Passover + Easter Highlights!

Zoom meeting where we can talk about everything and I can show you what we have! 

Friday, April 3rd, 11:30AM - 12:30PM  LINK TO ZOOM HERE!

ZOOM BOOK CLUBS! Cutting for Stone, Date TBD but most likely the week of April 13th.  This is an intense novel that I have not read-- you can read more about it by clicking below..

St. Ivo, by Joanna Hershon, comes out on April 15th.  We will have a conversaiton over Zoom with her.  This is a novel that lets the reader think about love and loss.

Date TBD, a talk with Megan Brandow-Faller about her new book that focuses on female artists in Secessionist Vienna who"disrupted long-established boundaries"... !



We are recommending purchasing items that are IN STOCK only.  Fedex has been holding our packages and we are working on getting them delivered. If you really need a specific book we don't have in stock, call the store, 845 677 5857, as some publishers are still shipping UPS.


Updated Tuesday, March 31st, Morning

My quarterly appearance on WAMC is supposed* to be this mroning around 10:45 - please listen! I'm going to update everyone in the WAMC region.
*let's hope the Governor's Press Conference is before or after!*
(And,  if I don't pick up the phone then, you know why!)

Friends, Old and New :)
We are open for porch pick-up and through the glass shopping. 
FaceTime Shopping Appointments with Kira are available...
email staff @ merrittbookstore (no spaces)

Monday + Tuesday + Wednesday

9 - 5 contactless porch pick-ups

9 - 1 Phone and FaceTime shopping appointments with Kira

*pick ups can be arranged for after hours / deliveries possible.

Governor Cuomo's Order States
Any business that only has a single occupant/employee (i.e. gas station) has been deemed exempt and need not submit a request to be designated as an essential business.

So, my hope is to stay healthy and open with me or one employee at some point. 

In the store we will continue to be vigilant about disinfectant and proper glove use.

We are in this with you.  We want the virus to stop spreading, which means staying home. Every day brings new information and emotions, so please check this space for updates.

We will continue to support your book, puzzle, journal, artistic and playful needs.  

WE ALWAYS THINK it's a good idea to keep a journal, but we think now even more so!
It can help you process feelings and thoughts
as well as keep a record of this unprecedented time.

Email us with any IDEAS, orders or requests: staff (@)

Thank you for staying loyal and shopping local--
we are here for you and want to be here through and after this global crisis.


Just Released and In Store!See more


WE are still offering our mini first edition club...!

It's another great way to support us if you can.


You get 3 Signed, Hardcover, First Edition Books, Between April and December 2020

(Two novels, one non-fiction)


An author event with (at least) one of the (amazing) authors!


Our goal is to sign up (at least) 100 people  for $100 by March 8th 


Thank you for supporting your reading and us!  Books will be chosen carefully by Kira, and the non-fiction book will stay out of the political arena… you can keep your book or give it to a friend or other loved one!


FUTURE RELEASES, PREORDER TODAY! Just add to cart and checkout! Pick up in store or we will ship!See more
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Kira's Book Club / Saturday, November 2nd / 3:00 - 4:30See more

Meeting Saturday, March 7th, 3:00 - 4:30 upstairs at the bookstore

For our next book club we have chosen The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom, which is the winner of the 2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction! It is also a New York Times Bestseller and was named a Notable Book of the Year by theNew York Times Book Review.

Please join us in reading the book over the next month and a half or so, and meeting with us at the start of March.

In 1961, Sarah M. Broom’s mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then-promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it. It was the height of the Space Race and the neighborhood was home to a major NASA plant—the postwar optimism seemed assured. Widowed, Ivory Mae remarried Sarah’s father Simon Broom; their combined family would eventually number twelve children. But after Simon died, six months after Sarah’s birth, the Yellow House would become IvoryMae’s thirteenth and most unruly child.
Kira's favorites for WAMC Book Picks!See more
Books featured in our Shelf Awareness Newsletter!See more
Audiobook memberships are now available at Merritt Bookstore!

Powered by our audiobook partner, your first month is $0.99 and then $14.99 per month. The monthly fee equates to one audiobook credit which you can use at anytime, for any of the 70,000+ audiobooks available on our site. You can easily listen on any device (phone, tablet, PC) as all audiobooks are DRM-free.

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Here is a partial reading list to help understand the history leading to the systemic racism in the USA, and the experiences of people in our society today.
Coming Soon!See more
Persephone BooksSee more

"What are all those books with grey covers?"

I discovered Persephone Books, from London, in 1999. Their mission, to re-publish books, mostly by women, that were “unjustly out of print” resulted in a trove of wonderful novels and non-fiction works, each enjoyable in its own special way.

Persephone titles here many are favorites, and some are the latest releases. When you look inside the front cover you will see printed a textile that is from the time period of the original printing, and a bookmark slipped inside. Descriptions of all of the books are in the comments when you click on each book-- and in the catalogues you can find in store.


They have travelled a long way to be here; I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!

New York Review Books / ADULTSee more

NYRB Classics is a list of fiction and non-fiction works for all ages and from around the world. While some books are original, like Persephone, many of these books have been out of print and rescued by the NYRB editor. It has been called "a marvelous literary imprint ... that has put hundreds of wonderful books back on our shelves."

What are all those books with red spines?See more
Some of my most favorite books for children, and books to read aloud, have been republished by the NYRB imprint. These books, mostly with red spines, can be found in our classics section at the bookshop.

The Merritt Bookstore is located at 57 Front Street, next to the Post Office.


We have BOOKS! And toys, cards, small gifts, stationery, wrapping paper and more! 
Special orders placed over the weekend arrive Tuesday afternoon, in-print book orders usually take one or two days to arrive in the store.