The Merritt Bookstore was founded by Scott Meyer over 37 years ago. After he died in 2015, I found my mid-life calling, and am proud to be the owner of a flourishing book and toy store in the lovely village of Millbrook in the Hudson Valley.
The shop has undergone extensive renovations to our main space and gallery upstairs. We offer a full selection of new releases and classics for readers of all ages, toys, games, puzzles, cards, stationery, wrapping paper, and highly curated small gifts. Special orders are constant, and welcome over the phone, in person, or through our website, and usually take 1- 2 days to arrive at the shop. Custom services for gifting, personal libraries, and schools are available, as well as bespoke book subscriptions.
As anyone who knows me will tell you, what I really like best in the world besides my family is reading— my delight in connecting people with books is celebrated every day. (For some of my favorites, see below...)
As a former English teacher, I have classroom experience with children from elementary to high school and am a great source for kids, parents and teachers.
I am lucky to have Alison Meyer, wife of Merritt Bookstore founder Scott Meyer and the wonderful staff still working at the store.
Our annual events include…
Ongoing partnerships with speakers from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, The Millbrook Library, The Millbrook School, Millbrook Elementary, Middle and High School, and more.
May | Millbrook Literary Festival (2018 will be the 10th Annual!)
Summer | Millbrook Farmers' Market Events (Saturdays, 9-1)
July | Where’s Waldo? Village Search + Celebration
September | Orvis Game Fair Weekend, Millbrook Home Show
October | Sheep+Wool Festival Author Signings + Bookshop
We look forward to your visit!