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!
Upcoming Events Next Two Weeks
06/29/2019 - 1:00pm
Elizabeth Zunon will be signing Grandpa Cacao: A Tale of Chocolate, from Farm to Family.
Elizabeth Zunon was born in Albany and grew up in the Ivory Coast. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and returned to Albany where she explores a multicultural world with her art and illustrations.
06/30/2019 - 12:00pm
Peggy Frezon will be signing The Dog in the Dentist Chair: And Other True Stories of Animals Who Help, Comfort, and Love Kids.
This event will feature a variety of therapy animals!