Wanna get booked on Hudson? It’s easy!
Warren Street is home to seven unique bookstores that offer everything from antique and collectible books to high-gloss coffee table books to the latest in YA literature. Do you know someone who’s really into Sci-Fi literature? They can get booked on Hudson too at Hudson Pulp and Rocket Works. How about that collector of vintage Americana Manuscripts? Add them to the list of those who can get booked on Hudson at Peter Christian Pehrson books (formerly Stoddard Corner Bookshop). The choices are as vast as the categories of literature itself.
If you’re looking to explore Hudson’s colorful past several books have been written about the city’s founding and growth, good times and bad, art and architecture and more. A favorite is Byrne Fone’s Historic Hudson: An Architectural Portrait. The book delves into the many architectural styles that can be found around the City of Hudson. In fact, several years ago a prominent professor of architecture at Columbia University would bring his students to Hudson for a day trip to explore Hudson’s history through the architecture found here. With excellent historic photographs Historic Hudson: An Architectural Portrait is a wonderful addition to any library.
For something a little more fun (and a little racy) pick up Diamond Street: The Story of the Little Town with the Big Red LIght District
which chronicles Hudson’s less glamorous days as a hub of prostitution. Diamond Street, currently known as Columbia Street, hosted gentlemen arriving to Hudson on steamboats from New York City for the day. The book also delves into Hudson’s shadier times of corruption and crime.
So no matter what literary interests you may have it’s easy to get booked on Hudson!