Tattered Pages

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A bunch of new (to you) books.

By Amy Brozio-Andrews

If you're a die-hard reader like I am, it can be hard to justify buying new books in a crummy economy (even though you really, really want to).

But it's a little easier when you're picking up new titles at a place like Tattered Pages Used Books in Glenmont. You can buy books there that have been discounted 25-60% off the original publishers' price. And maybe even better, you can trade your old books in for credit toward new (to you) books.

Between the discounted price and my trade credits, I recently bought Chelsea Handler's My Horizontal Life ($14.95) and Denise Mina's Deception ($23.95) for only $12.90.

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Here's how it works. You can bring in up to 12 books at a time for trade credit (hardcovers should be less than two years old). They may not be able to take everything you've got, but what they do take goes toward credit on your future purchases. You can even trade in books and use that credit the same day.

If you're on their mailing list, you'll receive a monthly newsletter from manager Trish Eldridge and owners Barbara and Larry Boord with that month's specials, featured authors, and new acquisitions.

Here's an example from this month's newsletter. These books are an extra 15% off:

  • Diet and fitness books

  • Self-help titles

  • Action and adventure novels

  • Mysteries

  • Romances

  • All Robert Ludlum books

  • All Mary Higgins Clark books

  • All Nora Roberts books

Tattered Pages has a full selection of fiction in popular genres from literary and commercial fiction to mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, and horror to nonfiction, children's and young adult, classics, large print, audio books, and rare/collectible titles. Everything's in great condition, no more than normal wear and tear.

If they don't have the book you're looking for, talk to Trish Eldridge about putting it on reserve -- when a copy comes in, she'll hold it for you and contact you.

Find It

Tattered Pages Used Books
365 Feura Bush Rd
Glenmont, NY 12077

Open 9 am - 6 pm, Monday through Saturday

(518) 477-9910


I personally love The Book Barn in Latham. They have great used books at great prices. Their staff is very friendly.

I'm all about Dove and Hudson in Center Square.

Totally agree, Jess. Dove & Hudson is such a gem. I'm not embarrassed to admit that D&H factored heavily into my decision to live in Center Square. When I reveal that and people say, "You moved for a bookstore?" it's obvious to me they've never been.

Booklovers should also check out the new East Line Books in Clifton Park. It's small but extra welcoming and friendly, and features both new and used books. I feel so lucky that a place like this finally came to my neighborhood.

I love Dove and Hudson. I once spent a few weeks considering buying the building across the street when it was for sale several years ago. My main motivation was that I would get to live across from D+H.

I adore Dove and Hudson for rare jems, and for introducing me to Gun, With Ocassional Music. But for my pulp sci-fi, I go to the Book Barn in Latham.

I love Tattered Pages in Glenmont! Check it out...they have the cutest little greeter dog and foster cat in the shop. Free story hour for children ages 2-8 on Saturday mornings at 10am. Cozy, friendly...great selection...opportunity to earn an additional 30% off of future purchases when you open a trade account!

Just wanted to add that my parent's (owners Larry and Barbara Boord) have been avid readers their whole lives and I am so lucky that I was brought up to love reading. This bookstore is one of the best things that could have ever happen to them and I wish them all the success in 2009!!!

I have been going to Dove and Hudson since High School and it is a must when i visit home. My favorite used bookstore ever, don't know if I have ever left there empty handed and have always brought out of town guests too.

Tattered Pages Used Books now has a website:
with over 18,000 titles to choose from... over 4,000 children's books...all at a discount of 25-60% off original publisher's prices...you should check it out! What a selection...what a bargain!

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