Welcome to Creative Corner Books

Creative Corner Books, the newest addition to the Book Village of the Catskills in Hobart, New York, is a book store and more!  We carry a wide selection of new, used, and vintage cookbooks, craft books, and DIY books, as well as beautiful and unique gift items made by local artisans.  We have a large selection of handcrafted gifts, including jewelry, pottery, table linens and kitchen items, knitted scarves and hats, crocheted bags, other accessories, greeting cards, and a variety of other items.  Creative Corner offers gift certicates in any amount, always a perfect gift!

Creative Corner is an independent community bookstore.  We host many events throughout the year.  Craft classes, presentations, lectures, tea parties, Girlfriend Fridays, and book signings are only a few of the community events we have hosted.  Our online calendar is updated regularly.  

Creative Corner Books is owned by Kathy and George Duyer, who moved to Hobart in 2014 and fell in love with the Book Village and the surrounding area.  After spending many happy hours browsing through the shops on Main Street, we decided to take the plunge into bookselling ourselves.  We opened Creative Corner Books in May 2016.  Our goal is to make Creative Corner an active participant in Hobart community life.  Some of the ways we get involved with the community are:

  • Holding classes, demonstrations, lectures, book signings, and other community events at the bookstore.

  • Teaching free sewing classes for children.

  • Participating in Soup's On! community suppers and donating cookbooks for a Soup's On! cookbook library.

  • Coordinating the preparation of a Soup's On! Cookbook.

  • Collaborating with the Hobart Farmers Market, providing weekly free recipes.

  • Teaching Crockpot Cookery classes in conjunction with Our Community of Caring

  • Collaborating with the Hobart Historical Society on its fundraisers, including reproducing a 1938 Hobart Women's Civic Club Cookbook

  • Collaborating with other local businesses on community projects.

  • Promoting other local businesses.

Local Businesses Build Stronger Communities.

Numerous studies have shown that shopping at locally owned businesses has striking positive effects on the local economy, and shopping at local bookstores has been shown to have an even more pronounced positive economic impact.  A recent study by Civic Economics showed that for every $100 spent at local bookstores, $45 remains in the local economy, compared to only $13 out of every $100 spent in chain bookstores.  Money spent at local businesses simultaneously creates jobs, funds more local services through taxes, and strengthens an environmentally and economically sustainable town.

In an era of big box stores and online outlets, independent bookstores are critically important sites for maintaining literary communities, preserving local flavor by combating the homogenizing effect of corporate stores, and promoting a lively and diverse intellectual discourse.  

If you enjoy spending time in independent bookstores and other small businesses, then support the jocal businesses in your community!  Visit, browse, chat, shop, and spend!  Local businesses can only stay in business if they have the support of their communities.  

Member of

American Booksellers Association (www.bookweb.org)

Indiebound (www.indiebound.org)


 

Location and Hours

607 Main Street, Hobart, NY 13788

January to February
Open by appointment only
March to May
Saturday and Sunday 11:00–5:00
June to October 8
Monday  11:00–5:00
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 11:00–5:00
Friday, Saturday  11:00–6:00 pm
October 9 to December 31

Saturday and Sunday 11:00 - 5:00


Are you an artist or craftsperson with products you would like to sell at Creative Corner?  Send us an email with information and images of your products to creativecornerbooks@gmail.com.