Last weekend for 2020 at Owl Pen Books!

Dear Friends,

Heartfelt thanks to all who visited this summer and fall, and especially for your help in keeping us and you safe from the coronavirus. It’s always a pleasure to have friends from previous years return to shop, and, yes, it’s great when new customers visit.

We’ll be open our regular hours, 11 am to 5 pm, through Sunday, November 1. If it’s cold, we’ll have a fire in the woodstove.

During the winter, much of our stock is listed for sale on and

We wish you all a healthy and happy winter, holiday season, and coming year.

Edie Brown, Owl Pen Books

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We’re open regular hours with usual Covid-19 regulations.

Dear friends,

We’re open to the public and invite you to visit and browse and buy books Wednesday – Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm.

We require all to wear a properly fitted facemask and maintain social distance from other browsers. We have plenty of space and have easily accommodated all who have come.

Please note: We have some work on the building scheduled for the week of September 13 – 19 and will be closed.
We’ll reopen on September 20 and offer our regular hours through the end of October.

Please visit,


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Open to Public Saturday, June 13, 2020

Dear Friends,
We will open to the public on Saturday, June 13, 2020, for our usual business hours, Wednesday – Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm.
We invite you to visit to browse and buy books and enjoy the gardens.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we will require all to wear a mask while in the shop and to observe social distancing from other browsers.
We are well supplied with hand sanitizer.
We are buying books by appointment. Call (518) 692-7039 during store hours to schedule; at other times, please email us at
We also invite you to call for an appointment during other hours or to inquire about the availability of a book and schedule pickup or delivery. Call (518) 692-7039 during store hours; at other times, please email
Edie and Hank

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Non-essential books by appointment!

Dear Friends,

We hope you’ve all safely survived the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Due to COVID-19 state business restrictions and because we’re rational and caring and don’t want to be infected or be a vector in infecting others, we did not open to the public as usual on May 1.

But we’re here and performing the usual spring rituals, cleaning the shop and restocking the shelves. We’ve even cleared away all the trees which blew over during a recent wind storm.

We invite you visit to browse for books by appointment during regular business hours. Call 518.692.7039 or email

Please do not make an appointment if you’ve experienced symptoms or been in recent contact with any infected persons. Wear a mask and sanitize your hands.

Stay safe and read a lot of books,

Edie and Hank

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Coming soon to your favorite hard to find bookstore! Our 2019 opening day, April 27!

We’re up to our eyeballs again in tidying the shop & restocking shelves in eager anticipation of our 39th season, which begins Saturday, April 27. We will open from 11 am to 5 pm, and then our regular seasonal schedule, Wednesday through Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm. Please visit! Bring spring!

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It’s cold! We’re closed for the season!

Thanks to everyone who visited us this past season! We hope you enjoy reading all the books you found. We are closed now, but will be cleaning house & restocking shelves during winter break & hope you will visit again when we reopen for business in May, 2019

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Hello 2017! Hello Spring! Hello Booklovers! Owl Pen Books puts out Welcome Mat again!

Another winter appears to have mosied along, and once again Owl Pen Books will open the barn doors, throw on the lights, and welcome all to visit, browse, and BUY BOOKS!

Our new season begins on Saturday, April 29, 2017!

Our regular hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm.

We’re all ‘spruced up’ for another year, some weary titles put out to pasture, various critters sent to summer camp, their winter quarters composted; we’ve dusted, vacuumed, rucked-out the throne & ‘Little Owl Pen’, added great quantities of newly acquired titles; we’ve raked, and weeded, and re-painted the road signs.

We hope you’ll come with a carload of friends, spend a leisurely day in the country, and find all sorts of books to bring home!

Edie & Hank

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Hello 2016! Fore! Play Ball! Make America READ again!

Dear Friends,

It’s true! We’ll be opening our doors for another season this Saturday, April 30, 2016!

Our regular hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm.

Our friendly sales staff has been recycling tired stock, relocating various winter guests, dusting, vacuuming, scrubbing the ‘throne’ (when was the last time you used an outhouse?), shelving books acquired since we closed in the fall, weeding the gardens, and generally sprucing up in eager anticipation of your visit!

We hope you’ll come! Bring a carload of friends, but leave room for some books!

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Open for 2014!

Owl Pen Books is now open for another year! We invite you to visit soon, during our regular hours. Come with plenty of time, great curiosity and a list of books you wish to read or collect!

We have stocked many new titles over the winter and our selection has never been fresher!

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Opening for 2012 on April 28!

We’ve been busy for weeks, sweeping away the detritus of our diminutive furry guests, vacuuming the aisles, recycling some tired old stock and replenishing the shelves with newly acquired books, sprucing up the display cabinet, raking leaves, grooming the gardens, scrubbing the outhouse, so we’ll be ready for your visit when we open for another year on April 28. We’ll be here to welcome you & sell you lots of books Saturday April 28 & Sunday, April 29, from 11 am til 5 pm. After that we’ll be here our regular hours. You’re invited!

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