NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in New Jersey
The best list of independent New Jersey bookstores
Paranormal Books & Curiosities is a unique experience boutique. We carry the largest selection of paranormal books and gifts you'll find in a brick and mortar store. Our books range from local and regional titles, historical guides, ghost hunting primers, parapsychology, science and theory, cryptozoological research, metaphysical subjects such as astral projection, reiki and past life regression, as well as an incredible selection of paranormal fiction featuring ghosts, vampires, zombies, werewolves and more! The current issue of Weird NJ can always be found in our store along with the Weird U.S. series and exclusive collectible magazines.
Offering an outstanding collection of best-selling and most beloved children's books of all time, our carefully curated selection gives options to please all ages and personalities. Our books will take you from newborn through the 12th grade.
All books are half price or less (unless otherwise marked) than publisher's list price. We carry all types of books and the inventory is constantly changing. If you're looking for something specific, give us a call and we'll let you know if it's in stock. If it's not, we can order it for you.
Broad Street Books is an independent used bookstore specializing in a wide variety of nonfiction books, children & young adult literature, leatherbound classics, and CDs. The only new books we carry are by our local authors and they are all signed. Our hours are Mon-Sat. 10-6. Sunday 10-3.
We are an old-fashioned bookstore located on Historic Main Street, just down the street from the Raritan River and the Columbia Trail. We carry all your favorite classics, contemporary fiction, and childrens and young adult books. Special orders are our specialty! We can order you any book, recent or out of print. Our playroom is very popular with toddlers and parents. We invite you to spend some time in our cozy space. We also carry a selection of gifts for all ages.
The Book Garden is a Community-Centered independent bookshop where we have an ongoing Celebration of Stories. Join Us!
Our children's bookstore is designed to provide children, parents and teachers of the Glen Rock community easy access to books of appropriate difficulty and depth for their situation.
Small used books store. Has been operating in Hamilton for over 35 years. We take books in for store credit which could be used for your purchase of used books. We have just been listed as one of the "Top 10 Bookstores in NJ" by Best Things NJ. We carry mostly popular paperback fiction with a little bit of everything else. There is something for everybody.
We are a general-interest independent bookstore with a strong children's section, events with and for writers, and a place for the community to gather.
WORD Jersey City is an independent community bookstore, dedicated to being whatever our community needs us to be!
Short Stories Bookshop & Community Hub is an independent community bookshop and arts and culture hub in charming, vibrant downtown Madison, New Jersey, two blocks from the train station and 23 miles from NYC.
Books, coffee, poetry and live music fill the walls of the 100+ year old building. Evolving into one of South Jersey's eclectic hot spots.
A vibrant, independent bookstore serving the greater Montclair community. Literary selections with a sense of humor, fabulous kid's room, author events, book groups, workshops, gifts, games and cards also.
We have plenty of history books, a good selection of biographies, literary fiction. We have children's books, mysteries, thrillers and nonfiction.... It's a great space. People can come enjoy a coffee from next door, read and enjoy being around other people who love books.
We have all your reading needs. Want a book we don't have, we get it in a day. We also carry gifts and toys, including Melissa & Doug toys and Papyrus greeting cards.
Computer and art supplies, greeting cards, papyrus cards, wrapping paper, gift bags, gifts, a large variety of regional and children's books. Special orders fulfilled fast! Teacher and military discounts.
Intrigue. Mystery. Suspense. Discover the Cloak & Dagger, an independent bookshop catering to mystery lovers.
Nationally known independent bookstore which hosts over 100 author/sports/celebrity events annually. We also have the largest selection of autographed books in the tri-state area. We are open seven days a week and take phone orders for our author events for those that are unable to attend.
Established in 1965, we are a proud community store serving all of Sussex County. Special orders, free gift wrap, and gift certificates are available.
Located on the site of Westfield’s original library donated by Andrew Carnegie and in business since 1934, we are a general bookstore specializing in personalized customer service. Alongside our well thought out selection of books, we also stock a variety of non-book items and host author events. We happily special order any book not in the store and receive orders usually within a day or so. We offer free out-of-print book searches and free gift wrapping as well as incentives for frequent buyers and book clubs.