A Self-Serve Bookstore? Yes, Please

I’ve been to many (too many) used bookstores but I’ve never been to one like “Little Red Book Shack”, a collection of four outbuildings near Hudson, NY with over 20,000 books. The best part? It’s open 24 hours a day and it’s self-checkout only. Feel like grabbing a Shakespeare on your way at 1 am? No problem — simply leave cash in the black box and you’re good to go. The pricing is impressive as well: $1 for any hardcover or 50 cents for a softcover.

Each building features curated books by category
The price list is clearly displayed inside every building
The onsite Vinyl room features 5,000+ records, most classical but also with an extensive curation of soundtracks and world music
Some of my record picks from the vinyl room

Little Red Book Shack
2710 Route 9, Livingston, NY 12541
Hours: Open 24 hours a day
Call Ahead: +15185375027

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