Welcome to The Open Door!
The Open Door is Schenectady's locally-owned independent bookstore and gift gallery, serving the capital region for more than 45 years. We carry a wide selection of literature, with an emphasis on children's books and those of local and regional interest, as well as an expansive variety of toys, gifts, jewelry, stationery, personal accessories and home goods.
Situated in the heart of downtown Schenectady, on pedestrian Jay Street, we're around the corner from Proctors Theatre and countless restaurants!
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The Open Door Current Notes and Status
Come downtown and shop.
Currently all downtown parking is free — both on-street and parking lots.
Our Private Shopping appointments are available for customers with underlying health issues. Call the store to arrange a time.
Currently we are open for
- Private shopping by appointment,
- Curbside pickup or in-store pickup of prepaid web orders,
- In-store pickup and pay of web orders, and
- Normal shopping and browsing.
We are expanding the hours we are open, see the side panel or via Google.
Face masks are required and we will not be accepting cash, only credit cards and checks.
Janet and John Hutchison
Our Summer Newsletter Is Now Available!
You can read and download a PDF copy here.
Upcoming Events Next Several Weeks
No upcoming events available