Mirabai of Woodstock, NY

I regularly visit Woodstock, NY, a town I love, and one of my first stops is always to Mirabai, my favorite bookstore. It is located in the heart of Woodstock, just across from the Bread Alone Bakery. The staff are so helpful and friendly, and I love it when I get to catch up with the owner, Audrey Cusson. She is a treat, with an enthusiastic and sparkling personality that makes me want to spend hours in her treasure trove.

The store carries an amazing array of books devoted to inspiration, transformation and healing, as well as Himalayan salt lamps, World Music,  exquisite statuary and jewelry from Asia and the South Seas, crystals from Brazil and beyond, incense from India, meditation and yoga supplies, and more. There is a wonderful children’s section that is worth exploring. They also hold a variety of workshops and offer psychic readings as well.

From their website we read: “Mirabai of Woodstock is dedicated to providing knowledge and experiences that inspire us to improve the quality of our lives and our world. Simply put, Mirabai offers nourishment for the mind and spirit.”

Mirabai of Woodstock was founded as Mirabai Books in 1987 in the town of Woodstock, NY by Anne Roberts. After years of service to the community, Anne has departed Woodstock for the mountains of Vermont. Mirabai’s new owners, Jeff Cuiule and Audrey Cusson, moved up from New York City seeking a simpler, more meaningful way of life in the tranquil countryside of Woodstock. They are dedicated to carrying on the store’s mission — to provide spiritual and holistic knowledge and guidance to individuals trying to improve their lives and the world they live in.

Mirabai of Woodstock Open Daily 11-7

23 Mill Hill Road Woodstock, NY 12498 See Our location on Google maps

For more general information or information on their workshops, please visit www.mirabai.com

Also check out: “AboveTheBooks” “A luxurious and inspiring getaway just up the stairs from our legendary shop — a newly renovated, spacious and sumptuously decorated 2-bedroom apartment conveniently located a block from the Village Green and NYC bus stop. We’ve even prepared an exclusive Insider’s Guide to holistic services in the area, both in-room and off site. Guests also receive a 10% discount on anything in the store.”

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