26 Main Street, Millerton, NY - (518) 789-3797

Montgomery Row, Rhinebeck, NY - (845) 876-0500

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Oblong Millerton, illustration by Andrew Brozyna

Oblong Books & Music
26 Main Street
Millerton, NY 12546
(518) 789-3797
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Millerton Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10-6
Sunday: 11-6

Oblong Rhinebeck

Oblong Books & Music
Montgomery Row
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 876-0500
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Rhinebeck Hours
Monday-Thursday: 10-8
Friday & Saturday: 10-9
Sunday: 10-6

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Email: info@oblongbooks.com

Oblong Books & Music began as Oblong Books & Records in Millerton, NY in October 1975. In 2001 we opened a second location in Rhinebeck. We are proud to have the largest independent book and music stores in the Hudson Valley.

Why We Call It "Oblong"

Oblong takes its name from a historic district created when the colonies of New York and Connecticut each conducted surveys to establish a border 20 miles from the Hudson River. The surveys, done in the late 1600s, differed by nearly two miles. Both states laid claim to this strip of land, extending through Dutchess County south to Westchester County. Because of its long, narrow shape this territory was called "The Oblong." For decades "The Oblong" was an outlaw territory where neither colony had reliable legal jurisdiction.

In 1731 a treaty was signed giving "The Oblong" to New York with Connecticut gaining an equal amount of land from New York in its southwestern corner. It wasn't until 1857, however, that both states finally ratified the border agreement.

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Frequent Buyer Programs
Hardcover Book Club: Buy 10 Hardcovers, Audiobooks, or DVDs priced at $20 or higher, and receive a $20 coupon.
CD Club: Buy 10 CDs and your 11th is free.
(Sorry, sale items do not apply to our clubs.)

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Millerton store Illustration by book designer Andrew Brozyna, www.ajbdesign.com

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