Ratty Books, an independent children’s books and bits shop, is located on Main Street in charming Jeffersonville, New York, and specializes in a curated selection of illustrated picture books and classic children’s literature, and is gradually expanding in to graphic novels and books for all ages.

Ratty Books also features a wide array of crafts, art supplies, and toys focused on storytelling, imaginative play, and early engagement with the cultural and natural world around us.

Named after a beloved character in the classic children’s novel “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame, Ratty Books is inspired by the rolling hills, creeks, and rivers of the Western Catskills.

Its name is a daily reminder of the interplay between outdoor beauty and inner imagination that has been the foundation of children’s literature for centuries.