No collection of books about Schenectady would be complete without Larry Hart's volumes. Some popular picks of his are:
- THIS I REMEMBER...GROWING UP IN SCHENECTADY ($15)
- PICTURES OF THE PAST ($15).
A favorite of ours is BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN THE CITY OF SCHENECTADY ($16.95), a lovely book of photography and prose by Susan Rosenthal.
For a small but comprehensive book about Schenectady, pick up the Images of America book SCHENECTADY by Susan Rosenthal ($18.99).
A classic, AN ENCLAVE OF ELEGANCE by Dr. Bruce Maston ($16.95) surveys homes in the historic G.E. Plot area.
A book about the evolution of our city, SCHENECTADY; THEN AND NOW, by Don Rittner (city/county historian), juxtaposes early and recent photos of familiar locations in Schenectady. ($19.99)
We also carry the NATURAL AREAS hiking/nature walk guides from the Environmental Clearinghouse for ALBANY, SARATOGA, and SCHENECTADY counties. Plus, ADIRONDACK HIKING GUIDES put out by the Adirondack Mountain Club.
Some of our recent acquisitions include:
- THE ADIRONDACK KIDS #2: RESCUE ON BALD MOUNTAIN
- THE ADIRONDACK KIDS #3; THE LOST LIGHTHOUSE
- THE ADIRONDACK KIDS #4; THEGREAT TRAIN ROBBERY
- THE ADIRONDACK KIDS#5; ISLANDS IN THE SKY
In Gary and Justin VanRiper's Adirondack Kids series, Justin Robert and his friends find fun and adventure in these popular books set in the Adirondack Park of N. New York. ($9.95)
ERIE CANAL LEGACY, by Andy Olenick and Richard Reisem ($39.95)
For Grades 4 and up-Time travel brings the history of a period to life in THE EERIE CANAL and THE GHOST FROM THE SCHENECTADY MASSACRE: A HAUNTING FROM THE DUTCH SETTLERS by Jack Reber. Entertaining and informative! ($9.99)
HUDSON; THE STORY OF A RIVER by Robert Barron with illustrations by Thomas Locker. A beautiful and poetic history of the river and the land it touches. ($17.95))
ADIRONDACK HIGH by Hardie Truesdale. A glorious book of photographs taken by a local artist that displays wonders of "America's First Wilderness" (now available signed by the author. $29.95)
WILD NEW YORK; A CELEBRATION OF OUR STATE'S NATURAL BEAUTY. A beautful book of nature photography by New York native Charles Brumley, with a foreword by Carl Heilman (now available signed by author. $29.95)
A wonderful tool for those who want to examine natural treasures in our area,is MOHAWK REGION WATERFALL GUIDE, by Russell Dunne. ($15.95)
A story of talented young men who create unique music is presented by Trish Marx and Ellen Senisi in STEEL DRUMMING AT THE APOLLO: THE ROAD TO SUPER TOP DOG ($19.99)