I have encountered many unique destinations in my travels around the State. The oldest Five and Dime store in the country, the biggest Christmas store in New York and we even have a replica of the Statue of Liberty standing in Schenectady.

There are so many one-of-a-kind attractions in New York, it would take a lifetime to see them all. I've made a short list of places to see and at the top is a Book Village! Yes, an entire Upstate village filled with bookstores!

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Welcome to Hobart, New York, home to fewer than 500 residents and the only Book Village on the East coast. Paradise to those that love to read and explore a town entirely made up of book stores. The perfect weekend getaway, especially because most of these stores are only open on weekends in the Fall and Winter.

Hobart Book Village was established in 2005 and today has approximately a dozen or more book shops. Here are some of the locations that you will find in Hobart, which is about an hour from Albany. Here are a few of the shops to explore in Hobart, NY.

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Liberty Rock Books - With 5,000 square feet of books on Main Street Hobart, NY.

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WM. H. Adams Antiquarian Book Shop - The original! The very first book shop in this Book Village, 602 Main Street, Hobart, NY.

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Quarry Books - 645 Main Street, Hobart, NY. To make this place even more unique, payment is cash or check on the honor system. For a complete list of book shops and fun facts about the only Book Village on the East coast, click HERE.

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