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"For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die." 

— Anne Lamott


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"Briars and Brambles (61 Route 296 & South St.) is an excellent indie bookstore that offers brainy respite for inquiring minds or a rescue if you forgot to bring reading material for the weekend."

Read 12 Ways to Make the Most of a Ski Weekend in Windham, December 2021,

Read the complete article in

The Times Union


"Up in the Catskill Mountains tucked in among the ski resorts, hiking trails, and panoramic overlooks you’ll find Briars & Brambles Books in a small unassuming plaza in Windham. It may seem tucked away, but inside there’s plenty of personality, not to mention enough bestselling titles, new releases, and games to satisfy any bookworm or ski bum needing a break from the slopes..."

We are thrilled to have been featured in the June, 2020 edition of         James H. Duncan's fascinating blog The Bookshop Hunter

You can read the complete entry here.

Come see why Lonely Planet chose the Catskills as a Best in Travel 2019! 

“Though its just few hours north of Manhattan, the lush peaks & forested valleys of the Catkskills

feel like a world removed from the bustle of New York City.” 


Here are a few of our favorite places to spend time & support when we can’t be in the bookstore! 

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