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Market Block Books

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Really good for a small bookstore

Good variety, surprising depth for such a small store. I'm used to the chainstore, 50,000 titles... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
TroyWoody
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Troy New York
I needed a bookstore...

While on a Hudson River Cruise I finished the book that I had brought with me. I was in need of a... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Robin C
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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6 Dec 2017
“Really good for a small bookstore”
28 Sep 2017
“I needed a bookstore...”
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Good variety, surprising depth for such a small store. I'm used to the chainstore, 50,000 titles, lose yourself endlessly, and Market Block actually compares well. They have a good selection, and that feeling of chumminess and familiarity that the chains work so hard to get?...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

While on a Hudson River Cruise I finished the book that I had brought with me. I was in need of a bookstore. We found Market Block bookseller. It is a charming independent bookseller (with 2 stores). There was a delicious mix of bestsellers, local...More

Thank Robin C
Reviewed 24 June 2017

A great place to explore as an independent book store Market Block offers a great selection of titles for children as well as grown-ups. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

What a great little local book store such a nice environment. I was in town visiting and found this driving by. I am a member to the book of the month club and there were so many book to choose from it was hard to...More

Thank Nicole P
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Always enjoy finding that perfect little bookstore! This is it. Staff are always helpful. Often carry local authors

Thank Donna727267
Reviewed 10 October 2015

After touring Albany for the day, we returned to Troy and decided to walk around the area by our hotel. We decided to stop in the book store. Nice store with lots of inventory. Staff seems friendly. Enjoyable place to browse. Better than the average...More

Thank 119TomB119
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Fabulous small book store that has a lot more inside than you could imagine. Helpful and knowledgeable staff, who leave comments and highlights near the books to help you choose. Lots of local authors. Some cute little quirky gift items too. Will quickly get anything...More

Thank Janet D
Reviewed 30 October 2014

I love independent bookstores and we are lucky enough to have a great one here in Troy, NY! Great staff and wonderful selection. Make sure you visit if you are in the area.

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