The Spotty Dog is a bookstore and bar/cafe that also sells gifts, art supplies and toys.440 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534
We carry over 10,000 new books in all categories, including a large section of unique books and toys for kids, preteens, an expanded local section, history, gardening, food & wine, G/L/B/T, and sections featuring local writers and interests. Whether you’re looking for a classic or cutting edge, we’re constantly adding new titles, so stop in to see what we have! Special ordering is always available.
Once you get past the fact that we’re a bookstore who serves beer and wine, you’ll notice (or should notice) that we don’t just serve “beer”: We have a terrific selection of twelve hand-crafted ales from many known and lesser-known brewers. Coffee, specialty teas and drinks, and bottled beverages are available, as well as tasty snacks.
Yes, we are also an art supply store (it’s in the back!). We carry everything an artist would need, for kids, beginners, students, or professionals. Some of our stock includes: Children’s art supplies and kits, all drawing supplies, pastels, oil paints, watercolor, acrylic, gouache, and tempera, canvas, paint and drawing papers, sketchbooks, cutting tools, sculpture accessories, printmaking materials and kits, calligraphy kits and accessories, a full line of artists’ adhesives, portfolios, art bins, painting starter sets, kits for painting, and much more.
UNIQUE GIFTS, TOYS and GAMES
The Spotty Dog is also full of unique gifts for adults and kids. We also have a children’s section of creative toys, stuffed animals, puppets, games, puzzles, play sets, and discovery kits.
We sell gift certificates (good for anything in the store), and well as beer growlers (with discounted refills), fine canvas growler tote bags, and Spotty Dog pint glasses.
We have events throughout the year, including live music, book readings/signings (including the Volume reading series, on the second Saturday of every month at 7pm.)