The stores are unlike any other bookstore in the area. Hot Pink, Purple, Apple Green, Turquoise are just a few of the bright colors to put a smile on your face as you enter. The many windows allow plenty of natural light for reading and tons of sunshine for the trees and plants to thrive. Comfy sofas and plenty of seating invite you to stay a while and relax... or just hang out and watch the fish in the tank swim around and around and around.
For more than 35-years the we have been dedicated to preserving the time- honored art of bookselling in the historic town of Clinton, New Jersey. Our promise to our customers is that we will provide quality service, informed recommendations and continue to support schools, non-profits and civic organzations that are the backbone of our community. We offer a full-service book shop with all of the conveniences that you need and the personal service that delivers with the knowledge that without you, we would not be permitted to be part of the vibrant community that makes Clinton, New Jersey and the surrounding are, the gem of Hunterdon Count
An eclectic mix of museum, bookshop, theatre, and saloon. Filmmakers, musicians, writers, and poets all regularly rent our space for premieres, readings, and concerts. Rental is for three hours and includes 25 folding chairs, podium, music stand(s) and/or screen -- all set up by our staff prior to your event. Our digital projector is not included in the initial rental fee, but can be arranged for a small, additional cost.
A "Bricks and Mortar", family-owned bookstore selling both new and gently-read, quality hardcover books of most genres. We specialize in American, Miliitary and World History and Science Fiction/Fantasy. With nearly 25,000 titles in stock, you can also find books of almost any genre including audio books, large-print, hard and softcover popular fiction, cooking, religion & philosophy, literature, art, antiques, children's and much more! We also carry a nice selection of value-priced DVDs from "The History Channel" and "A&E".
Selling all paperbacks for 1/2 their retail cost and hardcovers sell for $5. Some books may be priced slightly higher but will be clearly marked. A selection of bookmarks, magnets and other items, discounted 20%.
Accepting books for store credit only. You will get 20% of the retail price on paperback books in credit, and can use your store credit for 1/2 the purchase of books from the store. We accept limited hardcovers for which you will receive 20% of our sell cost.
Having spent my first career in education and been a lover of good books, I hoped my next career would include books. I have always believed every town should have their own community bookstore, a place filled with good books, the type that get people to feel, to think, discuss, laugh and enjoy. To prepare for this goal, I worked part-time at a bookstore and learned the day to day operations. I took a course on the essentials of opening a quality bookstore and visited as many bookstores in New Jersey as I could. I found many bookstore owners to be both warm and generous with their time. Many of these owners have become close colleagues and remain a strong network helping my own bookstore, thrive and grow.
Serving a growing number of colleges and universities for their course-book needs, taking a hands-on approach to assuring that students get their books. Labyrinth Books stores are as densely packed as is the knowledge in the books. These are places in which to get lost in the best of ways: so you can find what you didn't know you were looking for. The stores are conceived as sites for an ongoing exchange of ideas with a full program of author-events.
"We will travel anywhere to buy your books. We regularly purchase collections from estates, libraries and people who have more books than can fit on their shelves... In many cases, a family member passes away, and relatives have no idea what to do with their books. We will come to you and buy everything sight unseen. We move the books, We will transport them and pay you on the spot. We also purchase antiques and paper ephemera."
From birthday parties to corporate functions, the bookstore combines elegance with the extraordinary, all in one beautiful setting. Invite your guests to explore the unknown with a haunted cocktail brunch, a murder mystery dinner or afternoon tea complete with tea leaf readings. Everything from decor, invitations, entertainment and catering can call be arranged with us to custom create your perfectly paranormal party.
The Town Book Store has been serving Westfield and neighboring communities since 1934. According to the American Booksellers Association, we are the last independent book store located in Union County, New Jersey. In today’s rapidly changing retail environment, The Town Book Store remains one constant where shoppers can find a first-rate literary selection with friendly, personalized service in an attractive, convenient setting. Whether you are reading for escape, for comfort, to gain knowledge, for pure pleasure or as a source of lively conversation, visit or call us at The Town Book Store and we can match you up with the right book.
Order Department is open Monday thru Saturday 10am to 6pm.
Retail Shop is open Thursdays & Fridays 10am to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm on, other times by chance or appointment. Please keep in mind that if you are driving any distance, call first.