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

                       The Evening and the Morning 
                       by Ken Follett 
                       $36.00

                             A thrilling and addictive new novel--a prequel to The
                             Pillars of the Earth--set in England at the dawn of a
                             new era: the Middle Ages.

It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages. England is facing attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. Those in power bend justice according to their will, regardless of ordinary people and often in conflict with the king. Without a clear rule of law, chaos reigns.

In these turbulent times, three characters find their lives intertwined. A young boatbuilder's life is turned upside down when the only home he's ever known is raided by Vikings, forcing him and his family to move and start their lives anew in a small hamlet where he does not fit in. . . . A Norman noblewoman marries for love, following her husband across the sea to a new land, but the customs of her husband's homeland are shockingly different, and as she begins to realize that everyone around her is engaged in a constant, brutal battle for power, it becomes clear that a single misstep could be catastrophic. . . . A monk dreams of transforming his humble abbey into a center of learning that will be admired throughout Europe. And each in turn comes into dangerous conflict with a clever and ruthless bishop who will do anything to increase his wealth and power.

Thirty years ago, Ken Follett published his most popular novel, The Pillars of the Earth. Now, Follett's masterful new prequel The Evening and the Morning takes us on an epic journey into a historical past rich with ambition and rivalry, death and birth, love and hate, that will end where The Pillars of the Earth begins.

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Update November 27, 2020 

We are now open for in-store browsing from 10:00-5:30 Monday-Saturday and 12:00-4:00 on Sunday.  

Due to the size of our store we have some rules (see below) that we are respectfully asking you to follow, not only for your protection but also, for ours. WE CONTINUE TO OFFER CURBSIDE PICKUP (see below for details).

TBS RULES FOR IN-STORE SHOPPING:
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   - Only one or two unrelated groups will be allowed in the store at the same time.
   - All children must be kept close to their parents and supervised.
   - Face masks are required for anyone over the age of 2. If you don’t have one, we will provide you with one before you can
     enter.
   - Hands must be thoroughly sanitized upon entering using our wall mounted dispenser.
   - Do thoughtful browsing and only touch what you are interested in purchasing.
   - Each customer will be asked to limit their time in the store to 15 minutes to minimize wait times for others wanting to come
      in.

We reserve the right to refuse admittance to anyone, or ask anyone to leave, who does not comply with these rules. 

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.