About us.

We are a independent, physical bookstore in a world of large, digital retailers. Yet we carry more than 10,000 titles — from best-sellers to the esoteric, from books in English to those in more than 20 different languages.

We have been around since 1987. Over the years, we’ve built a community of world-renowned authors and illustrators — many of whom happen to be from Westchester County. You can find these authors and illustrators at our frequent book signings and readings, or just browsing our shelves. Visit our specials page to see who's in our little corner of the world. 


There was a customer who would come in year after year asking what our name meant. One day he came in and said he figured it out — it’s because Galapagos are large turtles who live under a hardcover for a long time. Just like us. 


For 30 years Galapagos Books has served the Hudson Valley as a destination for readers of all ages, interests, and cultures. And yes, we have plenty of hardcovers. We have been here, and plan to stay, for a long, long time. 

Come visit us and let us show you what makes an independent book store unique.