Schenectady used bookstore has new home near city hall

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SCHENECTADY – A used bookstore in Schenectady has a new home.

The Whitney Book Corner, a used bookstore run by the Friends of the Schenectady County Public Library is now open on Clinton Street – directly across from city hall.

The money the bookstore makes is used to fund most county library programs.

The Whitney Book Corner first opened in 2002 and is named for Patricia Whitney, a volunteer who managed the friends’ popular book sales for years.

The business moved to a new location because the building it used to call home was sold.

The move was made possible in part from another very generous gift received in 2021 from the estate of Samuel Wait and Schenectady Metroplex.

The Whitney Book Corner will continue to feature a wide selection of fiction, non-fiction and children’s book titles.

Most books are priced less than $5.

The store will be open seven days a week.

This submission came to NewsChannel 13 via the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation.