COVID-19 Update / Reopening Plan

We are temporarily closed to in-store browsing. 

We are re-opening to browsing mid-May, 2021. Date to be announced. 

Please understand that we are still very much OPEN - we are still here to recommend books over the phone, take your orders, etc. To receive your books, we are offering curbside pickup, free delivery within the Village and shipping options; all forms of ordering are available except face-to-face. Staff are on site Monday through Saturday, 10-4, answering phones and taking your orders. 

And please keep sending orders our way.  Your loyalty and support are our bridge to a post-COVID19 future. To order call 518-677-2515, email orders@battenkillbooks.com or shop at www.battenkillbooks.com . 

As always, you can also, purchase a gift certificate here: https://www.battenkillbooks.com/battenkill-books-gift-certificate 
And, if you'd like to make a donation, you may do so here: https://www.battenkillbooks.com/donation

Thank you for understanding!

Stay safe, and be well! 

Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 10:00am

Independent Bookstore Day takes place on the LAST SATURDAY in APRIL. This national celebration of indie bookstores, books, authors, and the entire bookish community is produced and coordinated by the American Booksellers Association. 

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 6:30pm

Please join us outside, behind the bookstore, weather permitting, on Thursday, May 6th for a discussion of Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower. Rain date: 5/7/21.

Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 6:30pm

Please join us for a discussion of Charles Yu's novel, Interior Chinatown. 

WAMC Book Picks List

These are the books recommended by booksellers Connie Brooks and Eve Macneill on WAMC's The Roundtable on March 9, 2021. 

Klara and the Sun: A novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593318171
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-6 Days
Published: Knopf - March 2nd, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A GOOD MORNING AMERICA Book Club Pick!

Klara and the Sun is a magnificent new novel from the Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro—author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day.


The Sanatorium: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593296677
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-6 Days
Published: Pamela Dorman Books - February 2nd, 2021

REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK
An instant New York Times bestseller!

“An eerie, atmospheric novel that had me completely on the edge of my seat.” Reese Witherspoon


You won't want to leave. . . until you can't.


Good Eggs: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982164294
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - March 2nd, 2021

“A joyous, exuberantly fun-filled novel of second chances.


Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399588587
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House - February 9th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A searing, deeply moving memoir of illness and recovery that traces one young woman’s journey from diagnosis to remission and, ultimately, a road trip of healing and self-discovery.

“A work of breathtaking creativity.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love


The Gilded Ones Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984848697
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Delacorte Press - February 9th, 2021

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTELLER! 

“Namina Forna Could Be The Toni Morrison Of YA Fantasy.” –Refinery 29 

“Fans of Children of Blood and Bone, Mulan, and the Dora Milaje from Black Panther are going to adore this one.” BuzzFeed


The Oak Papers Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063037946
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperOne - February 16th, 2021

"A profound meditation on the human need for connection with nature, as one man seeks solace beneath the bows of an ancient oak tree."—Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees


The Wisdom of Trees: How Trees Work Together to Form a Natural Kingdom Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250237071
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 2nd, 2021

With lush illustrations, poems, and accessible scientific information, The Wisdom of Trees by Lita Judge is a fascinating exploration of the hidden communities trees create to strengthen themselves and others.

We clean the air and seed the clouds, we drench the thirsty land with rain. We are like wizards.


The Boy Whose Head Was Filled with Stars: A Life of Edwin Hubble Cover Image
By Deborah Marcero (Illustrator), Isabelle Marinov
$17.95
ISBN: 9781592703173
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Enchanted Lion Books - January 19th, 2021

This is the story of Edwin Hubble, a boy fascinated by the stars who surmounted many hurdles to follow his dreams of becoming an astronomer. Using the insights of great mathematicians and endlessly observing the sky, he succeeded in confirming two things that altered human life forever: that there are more galaxies than our own, and that the universe is always expanding.


WAMC Book Picks List

These are the books recommended by bookseller Connie Brooks on WAMC's The Roundtable on January 5, 2021. 

The House on Vesper Sands Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781951142247
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tin House Books - January 12th, 2021

Named Most Anticipated Book by Time, Newsweek, and O, The Oprah Magazine

"Funny, eerie, tender, haunting and unsettling, smokily atmospheric, and fantastically enjoyable." —Helen MacDonald, author of Vesper Flights


The Devil and the Dark Water Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781728206028
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-6 Days
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - October 6th, 2020

Compulsively readable.--New York Times Book Review

The extraordinary new thriller from Stuart Turton, author of the bestselling murder mystery The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, winner of the Costa Best First Novel Award.


The Liar's Dictionary: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385546775
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - January 5th, 2021

An exhilarating and laugh-out-loud debut novel from a prize-winning new talent that chronicles the misadventures of a lovelorn Victorian lexicographer and the young woman put on his trail a century later to root out his misdeeds while confronting questions of her own sexuality and place in the world.
 


The Decameron Project: 29 New Stories from the Pandemic Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781982170790
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-6 Days
Published: Scribner - November 10th, 2020

A stunning collection of short stories originally commissioned by The New York Times Magazine as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world, from twenty-nine authors including Margaret Atwood, Tommy Orange, Edwidge Danticat, this year's National Book Award winner Charles Yu, and more.

When reality is surreal, only fiction can make sense of it.

In 1353, Giovanni Bocca


Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593189481
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - November 10th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! AS HEARD ON NPR MORNING EDITION AND ON BEING WITH KRISTA TIPPETT


The Way Past Winter Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452181554
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - October 6th, 2020

The Way Past Winter is a riveting adventure about magic, an eternal winter, and one girl's unbreakable determination to reunite her family.

Mila, her sisters, and her brother, Oskar, live in a small forest cabin, surviving in a world gripped by frost and snow.


Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781681199443
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - January 5th, 2021

From Children's Literature Legacy Award-winning author Nikki Grimes comes a feminist-forward new collection of poetry celebrating the little-known women poets of the Harlem Renaissance--paired with full-color, original art from today's most talented female African-American illustrators.


Independent Bookstore Day 2020

These exclusive Independent Bookstore Day products will be available to purchase beginning August 29th, 2020. 

 You Have Arrived at Your Destination : An exclusive SIGNED short story by Amor Towles Cover Image
$11.00
ISBN: 9781732970403
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
(This item cannot be returned.)
Published: IBD Publishing - April 1st, 2020

A near-future science fiction story from AMOR TOWLES! When Sam's wife first tells him about Vitek, a twenty-first-century fertility lab, he sees it as the natural next step in trying to help their future child get a "leg up" in a competitive world.


 The exclusive BOOKSTORE DAY CANDLE : Oak, dry leaves, and sandalwood Cover Image
By Non Non
$11.00
ISBN: 9781732970410
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
(This item cannot be returned.)
Published: Frostbeard Studios - April 1st, 2020

Celebrate your indie pride and make the world smell a little better with the exclusive Bookstore Day candle. Earthy, relaxing and subtle. Each candle is poured by hand at Frostbeard's Minneapolis shop. Soy wax is renewable, biodegradable, and vegan! Containers are recyclable and reusable.


The Art of Protest Postcards (Set of 4) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781632890597
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Independent Bookstore Day - April 25th, 2020

In collaboration with Amnesty International, Jo Rippon presents a stunning range of more than a hundred protest posters, from the iconic to the obscure.


Open a Book, Open Your Mind Socks Cover Image
By N/A N/A
Email or call for price
ISBN: 0752489570733
Availability: Hard to Find - Inquire at Store
Published: Out of Print Clothing - April 25th, 2020

Trying times call for meaningful socks. Show off your bookish values with these stylish, comfy sock. Only for Bookstore Day!


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