Good used bookstores for children's books?

books stacked on deskVal emails:

I'm looking for some good used bookstores in the area - particularly ones that have a good selection of children's books.
It looks like this question was asked once before but it was 4+ years ago and it seems that a few of those places have closed since then. :(

We're especially interested in the the part of Val's question about children's books -- we're curious if there's some place that specializes in used books for kids.

Got a suggestion for Val? Please share! And a sentence or two about why you're suggesting a place can be a big help.

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Magpie Bookshop in Catskill is great, lots of good stuff for kids AND adults. Main street location is fun to visit too, there's ample public parking in a nearby lot, but on street isn't that hard to find either. There are some nice cafes and other shops to visit too while you're down here. http://www.magpiebookshop.com/

I've actually found a lot of books at thrift stores and even the salvation army. I even found a beautiful pop up edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar at the salv.

Tattered pages in Glenmont is a very nice used book store. Their selection of "children's books" isn't huge but it is pretty good.

http://tatteredpages365.webs.com/

The $1 Book Watehouse in Saratoga is always an adventure- and has lots of children's books, as well as just about everything else imaginable. I believe they also let kids pick out one book for free once a month.

https://www.facebook.com/Saratoga1DollarBookWarehouse/

Try the Whitney Book Corner in Schenectady (http://whitneybookcorner.org). There's a decent-sized children's section in the store, ranging from preschool to young adult.

Prices range from 50 cents to $1 for these books. They sell books that are donated to the Schenectady Public Library, as well as books from the library branches all around Schenectady County that are retired from the shelves. The store is run by the Friends of the Schenectady County Public Library, and all proceeds go to fund library programs.

It's on the corner of Union and Clinton streets, right down the block from the main branch of the library. There's metered parking right outside the store, or you can use the library's free parking lot down the block.

Dove and Hudson in Albany has a decent selection

Good Buy books on Columbia Turnpike (Rte 20) in Rensselaer has a great selection! I've found many treasures there :)

I have found some gems at Dove and Hudson located at the intersection of Dove & Hudson in Albany. They have a mix of new and used books. Just a heads up - the store is closed the first few days of every month.

Years ago i looked forward to curling up with a beautifully illustrated , or pop -up book in a cozy corner of the Plaza Bookstore on Broadway in downtown Albany. That store was 'MAGICAL' for me , it let my imagination soar as dreams of the holidays entered my thoughts

Polkadots consignment shop in Guilderland has a nice used book section for kids.

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