About Us

Where to find us: 97 Main Street // Cold Spring, NY 10516
How to reach us: (845) 265-2080 // info@splitrockbks.com 
When we're open: Sunday 10am - 6pm, Monday - Wednesday 10am - 5pm, Thursday - Friday 10 am - 7pm, Saturday 9 am - 7pm


About the store:

Split Rock Books was founded in 2018 by Heidi and Michael Bender, a married couple. After over 10 years working as booksellers (and in Michael's case, as a librarian too!) in a variety of stores in New York City and beyond, they moved up to Cold Spring to open up their own store. Since opening, two more little booksellers have joined the family, born in 2019 and 2022. 

Split Rock carries a curated selection of new books with a focus on literary fiction and non-fiction, small presses, local interest and children's books. We're also able to order most books by request. 

We host a variety of children's and family programming, book clubs, readings, signings and discussions. 

We are located steps from the Cold Spring train station, which is just over an hour from New York City. Hope to see you soon! 



Hudson Valley Magazine Best of 2022, Best Independent Bookstore East of the Hudson 

Chronogram, 2/16/21, Bookmark this Page: Hudson Valley's Indie Bookstores 

We were thrilled to be mentioned in The New York Times on 4/10/19 with a beautiful shot of the store. 

Hudson Valley Magazine included us in their round up of indie bookstores on 5/17/19. 

Our hometown paper The Highlands Current, did a wonderful write up when we opened in 2018!