Hobart is a small town in the Great Western Catskills with a rich agricultural history and, presently, a strong connection to books. Known as the Hobart Book Village, this sleepy yet adorable town has seven bookstores on its Main Street, making it an excellent destination for book lovers. Among the seven bookstores are several antique shops, an art gallery, a country store, a wine shop, and other unique places to be found. You can go for a walk in the great outdoors and also enjoy annual events that celebrate the charms of Hobart.

Stay at the historic Rich Country Farmhouse, which has been owned by five generations of the Rich Family and offers a charming country stay in rural Hobart along the Catskill Scenic Trail.

Rich Country Farmhouse
(413) 527-3903
13045 County Road 18
Hobart, NY 13788

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The seven bookshops in Hobart all specialize in something unique. For example, Quarry Books (which operates on an honor system) specializes in Mystery & Sci-Fi. New York Books and Ephemera focuses on new, used, and vintage books regarding New York State. Stop by The Sheep’s Nest for locally-made gifts and home goods. 

WM. H. Adams’ Antiquarian Bookshop
(607) 538-9080
602 Main Street
Hobart, NY 13788

Blenheim Hill Books
(607) 528-9222
698 Main Street
Suite A, Hobart, NY 13788

Creative Corner Books
(607) 386-2525
607 Main Street
Hobart, NY 13788

Liberty Rock Books
(607) 538-1760
678 Main Street
Hobart, NY 13788

More Good Books
645 Main Street
Hobart, NY 13788

New York Books & Ephemera
(607) 386-2525
615 Main Street
Hobart, NY 13788

Quarry Books
(607) 538-9788
645 Main Street
Hobart, NY 13788

Other Shops
Caban Company
645 Main Street
Hobart, NY 13788

Cellar Door Wines & Spirits
(607) 538-3066
575 Main Street
Hobart, NY 13788

The Hobart Exchange
(845) 282-6397
645 Main Street
Hobart, NY 13788

The Sheep’s Nest
(607) 214-0050
45 Main Street
Hobart, NY 13788

Enjoy a break from all of the book browsing for breakfast or lunch at The Coffee Pot. Make your way to the neighboring town of Stamford, NY, for more dining options.

The Coffee Pot
(607) 538-1008
581 Main Street
Hobart, NY 13788

Mural on Main exhibits the artwork of local and visiting artists, with shows rotating every few months. Second Wind Furniture & Antiques is a unique antiquing experience. Explore the multiple rooms and tents for aged finds you didn’t know you needed.

Mural on Main
(607) 538-3002
631 Main Street
Hobart, NY 13788

Roxbury Mountain Maple
(607) 538-1500
750 Roxbury Mountain Road
Hobart, NY 13788

Second Wind Furniture & Antiques
(607) 538-1941
284 Main Street
Hobart, NY 13788

Catskill Scenic Trail
The Catskill Scenic Trail is a retired railway great for biking, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, snowmobiling, and long leisurely walks. The entire trail is 26 miles, with a portion passing through the quaint town of Hobart.

Though the town of Hobart is small, the highly acclaimed Festival of Women Writers draws a large and diverse crowd each year for a weekend full of workshops, readings, and classes.

Festival of Women Writers
This exceptional event takes place annually. 

Hobart Farmers Market
The Farmers’ Market runs from Memorial Day Weekend through the end of September each year on Fridays from 4 pm to 7 pm at 101 Maple Avenue in Hobart, NY.

Hobart Sausage & Brew Fest
This is an annual celebration of local beer and sausage, live music, and community. 

Maple Weekend
Each March, New York State maple farmers have their doors open for tours, demonstrations, and more to share the rich history of Maple farming with the general public.



HOBART Photo taken on the corner Main Street and Cornell Avenue
STAY Photo courtesy of Rich Country Farmhouse
SHOP Photo of Liberty Rock Books
EAT + DRINK Photo courtesy of The Coffee Pot
EXPERIENCE Photo of Second Wind Furniture & Antiques
ADVENTURE Photo of the Catskill Scenic Trail
EVENTS Photo of Liberty Rock Books