A Visit to Old Saratoga Books – Schuylerville, NY

While in the Saratoga area, we drove to the historic Hudson River town of Schuylerville (about 11 miles east of Saratoga on Rte. 29) to visit Old Saratoga Books.

Old Saratoga Books - Schuylerville, NY

Another view of Old Saratoga Books

Housed in a big 1870’s brick building with high ceilings and two floors of 60,000 books, there is mighty good browsing here.   We found some excellent Modern Library editions, and a signed aviation biography, among other finds.

Interior (first floor) of Old Saratoga Books

Owned by Dan and Rachel Jagareski, Rachel was at the helm of their beautiful antique cash register when we dropped in ( I am sorry to say  the cash register did not get included in this photograph!)  Just me with my eyes closed.

Rachel Jagareski and Cathy

You’ll have to stop in yourself to see the beautiful old thing, and deposit some money in it while you’re there. Independent used & rare book stores need your support if you want us to continue to provide beautiful havens of books like this one.

Old Saratoga had interesting books in all categories.   Sam, the bookstore cat, was also friendly and helpful.   Sorry Sam, but I got a blurry photo of you because you were on the move, and we were a bit off our game in the photography department.  Too many book titles dancing in our heads!

Visit Old Saratoga Books website to see a beautiful photo of Sam, and view some of their books for sale.

Stay with us, as next time we cover our visit to Owl Pen Books in Greenwich, NY.


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  1. Thank you for stopping by our bookshop and for all your lovely comments. I’m glad you enjoyed browsing around and met the famous Sam. I hope to be able to visit your shop as well if I am ever untethered from here!

    • Rachel,
      We thoroughly enjoyed our book scouting trip to the Saratoga Springs area, and your store was one of the highlights. Thanks for reading our blog!

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