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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.
  • City Title Belmar
  • Address 1 703 1/2 Belmar Plaza
  • Phone (732) 681-6829
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • City Title Bernardsville
  • Address 1 99 Claremont Rd.
  • Phone (908) 766-4599
  • Type New books
  • City Title Branchville
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  • Address 1 1 Mill St.
  • Phone (862) 268-5184
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Art, Children's, Literary, Metaphysical/New Age
  • Events Author Signings

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.

  • City Title Califon
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  • Address 1 72 Main St.
  • Phone (908) 832-6686
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Regional
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings
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.

We are a full service independently owned and operated bookshop, located in the beautiful town of Clinton, NJ. The Clinton Book Shop is open 7-days a week and our website enables readers to shop 24-7.

  • City Title Frenchtown
  • Address 1 28 Bridge St
  • Phone (908) 996-2022
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts

The Book Garden is a Community-Centered independent bookshop where we have an ongoing Celebration of Stories. Join Us!

  • City Title Glen Rock
  • Address 1 229 Rock Rd.
  • Phone (201) 345-1939
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's
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.
  • City Title Haddonfield
  • Address 1 31 Kings Hwy E.
  • Phone (856) 429-1298
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • City Title Hamilton
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  • Address 1 2421 Nottingham Way
  • Phone (609) 890-1455
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards
  • Events Author Signings

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.

  • City Title Hopwell
  • Address 1 45 West Broad St.
  • Phone (609) 466-1166
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's
  • City Title Jersey City
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  • Address 1 123 Newark Ave.
  • Phone (201) 763-6611
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Coffee/Tea, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
WORD Jersey City is an independent community bookstore, dedicated to being whatever our community needs us to be!
  • City Title Manasquan
  • Address 1 171 Main St.
  • Phone (732) 722-7255
  • Type New books
  • City Title Maplewood
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  • Address 1 179 Maplewood Ave
  • Phone (973) 763-9500
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
[words] has twin mission of their bookstore - to provide terrific reading for local residents, and to assist individuals with autism. Since opening in January 2009, [words] has provided vocational training to over fifty young people with autism.
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.
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  • Address 1 54 Fairfield St.
  • Phone (973) 744-7177
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
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.

  • City Title Northvale
  • Address 1 271 Livingston St.
  • Phone (201) 784-2665
  • Type New books
  • City Title Princeton
  • Address 1 122 Nassau St.
  • Phone (609) 497-1600
  • City Title Ridgewood
  • Address 1 211 E. Ridgewood Ave.
  • Phone (201) 445-0726
  • City Title South Orange
  • Address 1 (inside Sparkhouse Kids) - 9 Village Plaza
  • Phone (973) 821-5227
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's
  • City Title Sparta
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  • Address 1 29 Theater Center
  • Phone (973) 729-6200
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Art, Children's
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings

Established in 1965, we are a proud community store serving all of Sussex County. Special orders, free gift wrap, and gift certificates are available.

  • City Title Westmont
  • Address 1 31 Haddon Ave.
  • Phone (856) 869-9099

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