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 Secrets We Kept
                       by Lara Prescott 
                       $16.95

                             At the height of the Cold War, Irina, a young Russian-
                             American secretary, is plucked from the CIA typin                                     pool and given the assignment of a lifetime. Her
                             mission: to help smuggle Doctor Zhivago into the USSR, where it is banned, and enable Boris Pasternak’s magnum opus to make its way into print around the world. Mentoring Irina is the glamorous Sally Forrester: a seasoned spy who has honed her gift for deceit, using her magnetism and charm to pry secrets out of powerful men. Under Sally’s tutelage, Irina learns how to invisibly ferry classified documents—and discovers deeply buried truths about herself. The Secrets We Kept combines a legendary literary love story—the decades-long affair between Pasternak and his mistress and muse, Olga Ivinskaya, who inspired Zhivago’s heroine, Lara—with a narrative about two women empowered to lead lives of extraordinary intrigue and risk. Told with soaring emotional intensity and captivating historical detail, this is an unforgettable debut: a celebration of the powerful belief that a work of art can change the world.
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                                      Alida Durham Clemans
                                      May 2, 2020
                                      2:00 - 4:00 PM
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Update June 15, 2020 

We are now open for in-store browsing from 10:30-4:30 Monday-Saturday.  

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), WHICH IS OUR PREFERRED WAY TO SERVE YOU.

TBS RULES FOR IN-STORE SHOPPING:
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   - Only one person or family will be allowed in at a 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.