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3 Must-Visit Places in Cortland That Match the Vibes Of This City

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Anangsha Alammyan
Anangsha Alammyan
 2021-05-11

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If you’re a New Yorker, it’s hard to miss classic Cortland apples. From the land of the scrumptious type of apples, comes a plethora of bookstores that hold their charm and fervor. Housing SUNY of Cortland, which has its own bookstore, there are other places that contain a vast collection of ravishing books. Although they do not house bookstores that are large scale, bookstores, and even libraries here, are enriched with such wonders of books that are too precious to be missed out on.

SUNY Cortland

As I mentioned, a lot of cultural and economic impact is ricocheted off the State University of New York, Cortland. They inculcate a learning mindset and garner a generation of minds to delve into books. And naturally, their library affiliated with the University offers a vast number of books, right from academic to fiction and other journals and guides. Although it’s a library and not exactly a bookstore, it’s impossible to miss this place for readers exploring the city.

Tompkins Cortland CC Bookstore

Located at Dryden, Tompkins is one of the bookstores that has fostered a cult through the years by their incessant service and sheer availability in catering to customer’s needs. They have a large culmination of books of all genres, with effective and fair pricing and even seasonal discounts. The bookstore facilitates in-store pickup of the purchases and also in-store shopping. Even currently, amidst all the havoc of the pandemic, they run their physical store at varying hours except for Saturday and Sunday. They continue to monitor to ensure covid-19 protocols are met.

Cortland Free Library

Even without a disclaimer, it’s understandable that they currently take measures into tackling the widespread Covid virus. But Cortland Free Library is open nevertheless, currently spanning from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm from Monday to Friday, and till 1:30 pm every Saturdays. They are an open-source library welcoming subscriptions and even donations of old books.