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!
The Open Door Current Notes and Status
Credit card are enabled again on our web site.
Note that for orders to be mailed, you can also use our Bookshop.org site Bookshop.org/shop/OpenDoor.
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.
Face masks covering your mouth and nose are required.
Janet and John Hutchison
Our Autumn Newsletter Is Now Available!
You can download and read a PDF copy here.
Upcoming Events Next Several Weeks