The Book Nook

On August 1, 2017, Jessie Fischer opened the only bookstore in Saranac Lake, and it’s become as much a place to talk about books as it is to buy them.

“It brings people in who have a love of reading,” Jessie said. “People come to discuss books and spend hours in here.”

People come in to talk about what they’re reading and what they’d like to see on her shelves, and Jessie listens. While larger bookstores try to keep one of everything in stock, Jessie opts for quality over quantity, and it’s working. Her shelves are lined with some of the best reads in every genre, but she also regularly orders books she doesn’t carry.

Jessie also tries to host at least one event a month — book signings, readings, and fun workshops for kids. She says the feeling of support and community is her favorite thing about doing business in Saranac Lake.

“People just stop by and start talking,” Jessie said. “This is the kind of place where people say hi to you on the street.”


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