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 will be reopening on Monday June 8th.
The hours are listed in the side panel. We will continue our Personal Shopper service for curbside pickup.
Face masks are required and we will not be accepting cash, only credit cards and checks.
Janet and John Hutchison
When you support us, you are also supporting independent businesses all over the United States
Our Gift Gallery is stocked with products made by American companies, including:
- Beekman 1802
- Blue Q
- Kobo Candles
- Evil Queen Candles
- Lotus Jewelry Studio
- Art By Any Means
- Henrietta Glass
- Candy Club
- Chequessett Chocolate
- And so much more!
Buying local does exponential good.
Upcoming Events Next Several Weeks
No upcoming events available