The magazine selection at Friar Tuck

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They keep going and going and going...

By Amy Brozio-Andrews

Everywhere I go, it seems like the magazine selection is shrinking, from the bookstores to the supermarket.

Everywhere except Friar Tuck in Delmar. This newsroom/cigar store/ bookshop still stocks more than 5,000 magazines -- with lots of familiar titles and plenty that the big mall stores just don't carry.

Imagine almost three dozen magazines dedicated to home style, storage, and decor. A timely gardening display of more than two dozen gardening titles, just in time for this weekend's yard work. More than two dozen dedicated to airplanes and flying. Hunting. Fishing. Boating. Sports. Arts and Crafts. Pop Culture. Music. Pets (forget Dog Fancy, how about Puppies, Housetraining, Dog World, and Bark?).They've got local magazines like Kaatskill Life and Saratoga Living. And even niche mags like Royalty Monthly and BBC Knowledge.

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You can grab a cup of coffee and hang out and browse at a cafe table. Believe me, you're gonna want to browse. No worries about parking since Friar Tuck is located in Delaware Plaza. They open well before the mall bookstores and are open weeknights and weekends, too.

Find It

Friar Tuck Bookshop and Newsroom
Delaware Plaza
180 Delaware Ave.
Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 439-3742

Monday - Friday: 7am to 9pm
Saturday: 7am to 7pm
Sunday: 7am to 5p


I always have a hard time finding AdBusters. I wonder if they carry it...

Not even a mention of the porn? :)

Local businesses carrying local magazines. Awesome! This is why I love AOA.

I love this place! It's a must before every car trip and vacation!

Last time I checked, they indeed did have AdBusters! They do not carry Dirt magazine from the UK, though (awesome bike racing mag from across the pond).

I'm a big fan of the magazine selection at Coulson's on Broadway too. You'd have no idea a little convenience store would be the only place in downtown Albany proper where you can actually regularly find the New Yorker -- not to mention numerous other -- and more obscure -- publications.

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