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

                       Different Class 
                       by Joanne Harris

                             From the New York Times bestselling author of
                             Chocolat comes a dark, psychological suspense tale in
                             the tradition of Patricia Highsmith about a sociopathic
                             young outcast at an antiquated prep school and the curmudgeonly Latin teacher who uncovers his dangerous secret.

After thirty years at St. Oswald’s Grammar in North Yorkshire, England, Latin master Roy Straitley has seen all kinds of boys come and go. Each class has its own clowns, rebels, and underdogs—all who hold a special place in the old teacher’s heart. But every so often there’s a boy who doesn’t quite fit the mold. A troublemaker. A boy with darkness inside.

With insolvency and academic failure looming, a new headmaster arrives at the venerable school, bringing with him new technology, sharp suits, and even girls to the dusty corridors. But while Straitley does his sardonic best to resist these steps toward the future, a shadow from his past begins to stir again. A boy who still haunts Straitley’s dreams twenty years later. A boy capable of terrible things.
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Small Business Saturday/ Indies First Day
Saturday, November 25th

Indies First Day is a day where authors help to spotlight the importance of independent bookstores in our communities.

Laura Sassi, children's book author of
Goodnight Manger and Goodnight Ark (both
in hardcover and board book) will be our guest 
bookseller from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. 

Robin Newman, children’s book author of 
Hildie Bitterpickles Needs Her Sleep and The
 Case of the Poached Egg will be our guest 
bookseller from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Robin is 
also the adapter of the official tie-in to the new 
Sesame Christmas special airing on PBS in 
2017, Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas.

Free Canvas Tote
with every $75 purchase

  Free Blue Mesh Tote
 with every $50 purchase
    (while supplies last)

In addition, this day is also Small Business Saturday. As a consumer, you are a key part in helping small businesses thrive. By shopping or dining at a small business starting this November 25th, you're showing your support for all the small communities around you.

Since The Town Book Store opened its doors over 83 years ago, Westfield has supported us. We are one of the last two remaining independent bookstore in all of Union County and one of the oldest in the country! Keeping the doors open on an independent bookstore is not an easy task in today's world so your support means everything to us.

Check out some of the spectacular services that we offer that our larger competitors do not or cannot offer. For instance, we offer a quick turnaround on special orders, usually in a day or two with no shipping charges and free gift wrapping. We pride ourselves on our personal customer service which is a key component of our business. We have many loyal customers that swear by our recommendations. We happily take the time to help you find just what you are looking for. 

Voted Best Independent Book Store in NJ!
Click on the image to view the NAIBA Holiday Catalog.