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

~ Satisfying Book Lovers Since 1934 ~
Anne's Pick of the Month

                       Normal People
                       by Sally Rooney

                             Connell and Marianne grew up in the same small
                             town, but the similarities end there. At school, Connell
                             is popular and well liked, while Marianne is a loner.
                             But when the two strike up a conversation—awkward but electrifying—something life changing begins.

A year later, they’re both studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Marianne has found her feet in a new social world while Connell hangs at the sidelines, shy and uncertain. Throughout their years at university, Marianne and Connell circle one another, straying toward other people and possibilities but always magnetically, irresistibly drawn back together. And as she veers into self-destruction and he begins to search for meaning elsewhere, each must confront how far they are willing to go to save the other.

Normal People is the story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find that they can’t.
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Update April 18, 2020 - Store is Open for Curbside Pick-Up

I just want to assure all of you that curbside pick-up continues (see details below for how it works). It has been extremely successful so far and involves no face-to-face contact.

To make inquiries as to what we have in stock or to place orders, you can call us at 908-233-3535 between the hours of 11:00-3:00 Monday-Saturday to talk to a staff member personally. We are closed on Sundays. You can, of course, leave a message at any time or email me at anne@townbookstore.com with any of your requests and your phone number and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Our deliveries have been arriving within a few days with no shipping charges to our customers. Many people have been using us a destination for their daily walk!

We started curbside pick-up on March 15 and it seems to be working quite well with many satisfied customers!  

This is how curbside pick up will work:
  • Call us at 908-233-3535 or email me at anne@townbookstore.com to see if the book you want is in stock. Please provide a phone number where we can reach you. We will also be happy to make recommendations over the phone or via e-mail.
  • If the book you want is not in stock, we will order it for you. It will arrive at TBS within a few days with no shipping charges.
  • When your books arrive, we will call you. At that time we will take your credit card information over the phone and arrange for when you want to come and pick up the book at our side entrance. There will be no face-to-face contact.