We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Market Block Books

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Really good for a small bookstore

Good variety, surprising depth for such a small store. I'm used to the chainstore, 50,000 titles... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2017
TroyWoody
,
Troy New York
I needed a bookstore...

While on a Hudson River Cruise I finished the book that I had brought with me. I was in need of a... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2017
Robin C
,
Chesapeake, Virginia
via mobile
Read all 8 reviews
6
All photos (6)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good50%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Dec 6, 2017
“Really good for a small bookstore”
Sep 28, 2017
“I needed a bookstore...”
About
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
55°
35°
Oct
42°
27°
Nov
32°
18°
Dec
Contact
290 River St, Troy, NY 12180-3224
Website
+1 518-328-0045
Call
Reviews (8)
Filter reviews
8 results
Traveler rating
4
4
0
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
4
4
0
0
0
See what travelers are saying:
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Good variety, surprising depth for such a small store. I'm used to the chainstore, 50,000 titles, lose yourself endlessly, and Market Block actually compares well. They have a good selection, and that feeling of chumminess and familiarity that the chains work so hard to get?...More

Thank TroyWoody
Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

While on a Hudson River Cruise I finished the book that I had brought with me. I was in need of a bookstore. We found Market Block bookseller. It is a charming independent bookseller (with 2 stores). There was a delicious mix of bestsellers, local...More

Thank Robin C
Reviewed June 23, 2017

A great place to explore as an independent book store Market Block offers a great selection of titles for children as well as grown-ups. Well worth a visit.

Thank smartcookie1916
Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

What a great little local book store such a nice environment. I was in town visiting and found this driving by. I am a member to the book of the month club and there were so many book to choose from it was hard to...More

Thank Nicole P
Reviewed May 18, 2016

Always enjoy finding that perfect little bookstore! This is it. Staff are always helpful. Often carry local authors

Thank Donna727267
Reviewed October 9, 2015

After touring Albany for the day, we returned to Troy and decided to walk around the area by our hotel. We decided to stop in the book store. Nice store with lots of inventory. Staff seems friendly. Enjoyable place to browse. Better than the average...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed September 5, 2015

Fabulous small book store that has a lot more inside than you could imagine. Helpful and knowledgeable staff, who leave comments and highlights near the books to help you choose. Lots of local authors. Some cute little quirky gift items too. Will quickly get anything...More

Thank Janet D
Reviewed October 30, 2014

I love independent bookstores and we are lucky enough to have a great one here in Troy, NY! Great staff and wonderful selection. Make sure you visit if you are in the area.

Thank Carolyn F
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 nearby hotels
Cannon Suites
17 reviews
.10 miles away
Best Western Plus Franklin Square Inn Troy/Albany
562 reviews
.14 miles away
Courtyard by Marriott Albany Troy/Waterfront
3 reviews
.50 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Troy
866 reviews
1.06 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 239 nearby restaurants
Peck's Arcade
139 reviews
.07 miles away
ILLIUM CAFE
246 reviews
.08 miles away
Lo Porto Ristorante Caffe
125 reviews
.12 miles away
The Whistling Kettle Troy
123 reviews
.06 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 34 nearby attractions
Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market
208 reviews
.06 miles away
Today's Limousine
11 reviews
.86 miles away
Rensselaer County Historical Society
18 reviews
.20 miles away
EMPAC - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center
22 reviews
.41 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Market Block Books staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines