Welcome to The Town Book Store
The Town Book Store has been serving Westfield and neighboring communities since 1934. We are one of the last independent bookstores 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.

Anne Laird
Owner, The Town Book Store


THE TOWN BOOK STORE
~ Satisfying Book Lovers Since 1934 ~
Anne's Pick of the Month

                       American Rust   
                       by Philipp Meyers
                       $17.00

                            NOW A SHOWTIME ORIGINAL TV SERIES • A
                            “bold, absorbing novel” (The New York Times Book
                            Review) of the lost American dream, the acts of
                            friendship, loyalty, and love that arise from its loss, and two young men, bound to their hometown, who crave an escape.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • Economist Pittsburgh Post-Gazette • Newsweek • Kansas City Star • Idaho Statesman

Left alone to care for his aging father after his mother dies by suicide and his sister escapes to Yale, Isaac English longs for a life beyond his hometown, a beautiful but economically devastated Pennsylvania steel town. But when he finally sets out to leave for good, accompanied by his temperamental best friend, former high school football star Billy Poe, they are caught up in a terrible act of violence that changes their lives forever.

Evoking John Steinbeck’s novels of restless lives during the Great Depression, American Rust takes us into the contemporary American heartland at a moment of profound unrest and uncertainty about the future. It is a dark but lucid vision, a moving novel about the bleak realities that battle our desire for transcendence and the power of love and friendship to redeem us.





Voted Best Independent Book Store in NJ!
Update November 30, 2021 

Open for in-store browsing from 10:00-5:30 Monday-Saturday and 12:00-4:00 Sunday.  

TBS RULES FOR IN-STORE SHOPPING:
Our whole staff is fully vaccinated and while we will not require you to wear a mask to
come into the store, we do respectfully ask that, if you are not fully vaccinated, that you continue
to wear one for the safety of others.

IF YOU WANT TO DO NO CONTACT CURBSIDE PICKUP:
Please call the store during these hours to speak to someone personally or leave a message at any time and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also email anne@townbookstore.com or lisa@townbookstore.com at any time (please include your phone #) Our orders arrive as early as the next day, with no shipping charges.