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Barner Books

Barner Books has served New Paltz, New York, for more than 25 years, making it one of the longest standing bookshops in the Hudson Valley area. Open seven days a week and staffed by true booklovers, Barner Books features a carefully curated assortment of books covering a broad range of topics, with particular emphasis on literature, local history, art, spirituality, poetry, and classics. In addition to used, new, and rare books, visitors will find journals, vintage typewriters, Blackwing pencils, and all manner of bookish goods for those who love the printed word.


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Inside Barner Books, featuring bookshelves and a rack of posters
The exterior of Barner Books
A box of new arrivals at Barner Books


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Charlotte McConaghy, author of Once There Were Wolves

Indie Next List #1 Pick for August

"If I tried to tally up the books I have bought from indie bookstores over the course of my life I might drown in a sea of them. And each and every one of them has influenced me in some way, has played some role in shaping me as a writer and a person." —Charlotte McConaghy, author of Once There Were Wolves

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The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.


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