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*Open 7 days a week!*

Mon- Sat: 9am-6pm
Sundays: 10am-5pm
Shipping starts at $4.00 and is free
for orders over $150
Gift wrapping is
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Bristol Ivy | Knitting Outside the Box Exclusive Pre-Release!See more
A Merritt Bookstore Exclusive + PreRelease! We have partnered with Pom Pom Magazine for this special event! Click HERE to pre-order Bristol Ivy's new book, Knitting Outside the Box 

You can pick up your book in Rhinebeck at the Sheep + Wool Festival, Saturday+Sunday Oct. 21st + 22nd, in Building B, or we can mail it to you when the book is officially released, mid-November for an additional charge.

For pickup at Sheep+Wool, at checkout, please write SHEEP+WOOL in the Purchase Order box and the name you would like it held under. Please note * you must pre-pay by clicking credit card* for us to hold the book for you. 

Clara Parkes Exclusive Gift with Pre-Order for A Stash of One's Own!See more
The first 50 people to pre-order Clara Parkes's new book, A Stash of One's Own will get a limited edition key chain!

To pre-order click here or on the title, choose credit card at check out (*please note* you must pre-pay to have your book and keychain set aside for you) check "pick up in store" and write "pick up at SHEEP+WOOL" in the notes section. Thank you!  

Just Released and In Store!See more
Here is a partial reading list to help understand the history leading to the systemic racism in the USA, and the experiences of people in our society today.
Persephone BooksSee more

"What are all those books with grey covers?"

I discovered Persephone Books, from London, in 1999. Their mission, to re-publish books, mostly by women, that were “unjustly out of print” resulted in a trove of wonderful novels and non-fiction works, each enjoyable in its own special way.

Persephone titles here many are favorites, and some are the latest releases. When you look inside the front cover you will see printed a textile that is from the time period of the original printing, and a bookmark slipped inside. Descriptions of all of the books are in the catalogues you can find in store.

They have travelled a long way to be here; I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!

Coming Soon!See more
ONE BOOK NEW YORK has chosen one of my favorite books as the whole NYC read! We would love everyone to join... come in for your copy!


The Merritt Bookstore is located at 57 Front Street, next to the Post Office and just down the street from Punch.


We have BOOKS! And toys, cards, small gifts, stationery, wrapping paper and more! 
Special orders placed over the weekend arrive Tuesday afternoon, in-print book orders usually take one or two days to arrive in the store.


We still have some of our exclusive Indie Bookstore Day Merchandise! Call us at 845-677-5857 and we will make arrangements!

"Lost and Found" signed print by Jenny Lawson aka "The Bloggess" 

"Welcome to Night Vale" Vinyl edition. Free audiobook download with purchase! 

Signed Literary Map of the United States

"Read" Mo Willem's Elephant + Piggy onsie. 

A Literary Cocktail Party

(We also have a limited number of the Literary Condoms available... just in case!)