About Us

Golden Hour is a brick-and-mortar indie bookstore providing a mix of used and new books, specializing in literary fiction and nonfiction, women writers, cookbooks and food writing, and Children's books. We aim to always have a robust selection of New Releases in stock online and in store; amplify our selection of genre fiction and YA; and most of all, now that we are open we can't wait to hear what our customers read. 

Don't hesitate to write us with your suggestions, recommendations, hopes, and dreams for the first indie bookstore that the City of Newburgh has had in many many years.

The best way to keep up with our goings-on is to follow us on Instagram and/or sign up for our newsletter. 

Laslty, if you don't see a book you're looking for? Email us and we'll happily special order it for you: contact@goldenhourbookstore.com

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Q: Why don't you have every title in stock online, like Amazon or Barnes & Noble, or even other indies, do?

A: We're a small start-up indie, with a small space, so we have to enter our online inventory manually. Our vision for our website is for it to feel as if you're shopping with us IRL. Click the Browse button and check out our categories for inspiration. We're eager to hear your suggestions, so don't hesitate to write us if you don't see a book in stock that you love and/or would like to order from us.

Q: If I special order a book from how you, how long will it take to ship out? 

A: Usually less than 7 business days. We're new and still establishing our fulfillment systems. We appreciate your patience.

Q: Do you accept returns/exchanges?

A: We cannot accept returns or exchanges at this time. We appreciate your understanding.

Q: Will you begin selling used books online?

A: Yes, we hope to begin integrating those titles into our online inventory very soon. We love sourcing cool used books, showcasing beautiful design of eras past, and finding valuable gems.  

Q: Can I source used books through Golden Hour?

A: Yes, absolutely! Email us and we'll be in touch: contact@goldenhourbookstore.com

Q: If I live in Newburgh (or the greater Hudson Valley), can I pick my order up in store. 

A: YES! Select the Pick Up In Store option when you check out, and you will receive an email from us when your book lands. 

Q: Do you host readings and other events? 

A: We host a monthly Story Time, in collaboration with the Little Friends Learning Loft (a local Montessori school), for infants, toddlers, and children, the last Saturday of the month. Our first Story Time will be taking place Saturday, September 30 at 10:30AM. Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed about our event offerings, and check out our event page.  

Q: Do you sell gift cards? 

A: Yes, you can purchase a gift card in store, and online here. At this time we cannot ship physical gift cards. If purchased online the recipient will receive a digital gift card. If you're local and would like to pick up a physical card feel free to come by the shop or email: contact@goldenhourbookstore.com, and we'll set one aside.