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.
Children's Art Contest Entries due by Oct. 3. Entry form is here.
Fall Evening for Teachers on Oct 7. RSVP to store by Oct 3.
Storytime with Ellen Fridays from 9:30-10.
Exception: no story time on Sep. 26th.
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.