Your go-to Indie Bookstore
in the heart of
the Catskill Mountains
Alpine Garden Village
Windham, New York
Sunday - Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday - Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Our warm, genuinely welcoming atmosphere and personal service are at the heart of what we do. We invite you to experience why people may first come in as customers, but often leave as friends. Briars and Brambles books isn't just a place, it's a destination.
In addition to books,
Briars & Brambles carries
puzzles, games, stationery,
table-top items, and gifts for
everyone and every occasion.
We sell gift cards too!
Not local, but still want to support your indie bookstore?
We are pleased to partner with Libro.fm and Bookshop.org. We receive a percentage of these sales, so it's a great way to support us if you can't physically get to us. Follow the links to get started!
Briars & Brambles Books is a dream come true for owner & part-time Windham resident, Jen Schwartz. Jen has combined her love of books (BA in English and MA in school administration) - she’s a former English teacher and school dean - with her experience as a long-time library volunteer and past library board president to create an inviting, knowledgeable and professional atmosphere.
Jen’s hand-picked team includes:
A retiree who adores golfing and is a rare-book aficionado
A self-trained animal rescuer and chicken farmer, who is also a new mom
A home-school mother and teacher
A nature lover and aspiring photographer
The Briars & Brambles team understands that being a bookseller involves so much more than simply “selling books” and is committed to providing unparalleled personal attention.
The Briars & Brambles team takes pride in offering personal suggestions and regularly updates the Staff Picks section of the store.
Briars & Brambles offers internships for high school students. Interns gain intimate knowledge and practical experience working in a small independently owned retail store. If you are interested in applying, please email us for more information.