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Hobart Book Village

Open Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Authentic book village!

Until I visited Hobart NY I had no idea what a book village was. Well, it's exactly as the name... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lauren S
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Books Galore

Great way to spend the day browsing through the bookstores. Each store is unique. Three... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Carrie J
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3 weeks ago
“Authentic book village!”
16 Aug 2017
“Books Galore”
This is a well-known cluster of book stores in the Hobart area. Written about in NY Times, The Guardian, Mental-Floss and many more.
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Main Street, Route 10, Hobart, NY 13788
+1 607-538-9788
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Until I visited Hobart NY I had no idea what a book village was. Well, it's exactly as the name suggests. There are bookstores to lose yourself in. I bought an antique copy of Ana Karena. I just love Leo Tolstoy. Hobart is quaint and...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Great way to spend the day browsing through the bookstores. Each store is unique. Three restaurants to choose from.

1  Thank Carrie J
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Hobart calls itself a "book village." There are many local bookstores where one is encouraged to take one's time and browse around. Interesting variety of stores and books. Welcoming proprietors. Worth the time to stop and take a gander.

3  Thank jlevithan
Reviewed 19 June 2017

The 'book village' is an advertising hyperbole. There are six book stores. Hobart is a village. Period. One book store has rare (old and expensive) books as the proprietor was quick to point out. Another smelled like cat urine and had so many books some...More

3  Thank Beth E
Reviewed 22 September 2015

First of all, let me preface my review of Hobart Book Village with a story of the amazing residents of Hobart, NY. My friends and I were on a girl's trip in the Catskills, and being that two of us are avid book readers, we...More

4  Thank ivyrosewater
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Six book shops. An eclectic breakfast and lunch place. A Friday farmer's market in season with live music. Tumbling water, rolling hills, a large public playground for kids. Tucked into a valley in the Catskills, Hobart is quietly lovely--a glorious place to spend a long...More

3  Thank NYDinette
Reviewed 29 May 2012

you probably have to like small villages or hamlets to get excited about Hobart. Well, I do like them and Hobart did not disappoint me. I enjoyed visiting the several small bookshops (I even found a book that I had been looking for) and lunch...More

2  Thank JuneNY
Reviewed 24 March 2008

We happened upon an ad for the Hobart Book Village tucked away in a Catskills travel guide. We arrived on a Saturday afternoon during the "off season." There weren't as many stores as we expected, but nonetheless, there were hours and hours of snooping at...More

3  Thank chara810
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