Welcome to The Open Door!
The Open Door is Schenectady's locally owned independent bookstore, serving the capital region for more than 40 years. Our wide selection of books has an emphasis on children’s books, books of local and regional interest. Our sidelines include adult gifts, jewelry, toys, and greeting cards.
Note: The Franklin-Liberty Lot is closed due to construction.
Please use lots on Franklin, Broadway, or Clinton. Map is here.
A virtual tour of our store is here.
Up and down arrows change between bookstore and gallery.
Left and right arrows rotate the view of the bookstore or gallery. Thanks for Your Support of Indie Businesses. Local retailers are your friends and neighbors—support them and they’ll support you. Local businesses donate to charities at more than twice the rate of national chains. More independents means more choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community.