After 20 years in business, the Whitney Book Corner has moved to a bigger location. Don’t worry, they’re still in Schenectady and just down the street from where you were used to seeing them!
Every book you buy at the Whitney Book Corner goes right back into Friends of the Schenectady Library. According to Spectrum News, based on Census data, there were half as many bookstores in 2019 as there were in 1998.
All books at the Whitney Book Corner are donated and secondhand. Without each purchase at this store and its companion bookstore, A Secord Look, children’s programs and librarian education wouldn’t be possible.
“I think the reason we are so unique is we are able to have such a strong connection to our community. We’re the local small bookstore of Schenectady,” said Emily Hough, a member of the board of directors.
Aside from being a great part of our neighborhood and wonderful for the book lovers of the world, the majority of the books within the store are just $1-2, “making reading accessible to people of any economic background.”
“Being that they are affordable, we do want people to come in and buy these books and enjoy these books and pass them on,” said Assistant Manager Robin Eddy.