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

                       When the Stars Go Dark
                       by Paula McLain
                       $28.00

                            Anna Hart is a seasoned missing persons detective in
                            San Francisco with far too much knowledge of the
                            darkest side of human nature. When tragedy strikes her
                            personal life, Anna, desperate and numb, flees to the Northern California village of Mendocino to grieve. She lived there as a child with her beloved foster parents, and now she believes it might be the only place left for her. Yet the day she arrives, she learns that a local teenage girl has gone missing.

The crime feels frighteningly reminiscent of the most crucial time in Anna’s childhood, when the unsolved murder of a young girl touched Mendocino and changed the community forever. As past and present collide, Anna realizes that she has been led to this moment. The most difficult lessons of her life have given her insight into how victims come into contact with violent predators. As Anna becomes obsessed with saving the missing girl, she must accept that true courage means getting out of her own way and learning to let others in.

Weaving together actual cases of missing persons, trauma theory, and a hint of the metaphysical, this propulsive and deeply affecting novel tells a story of fate, necessary redemption, and what it takes, when the worst happens, to reclaim our lives—and our faith in one another.




                                      











Voted Best Independent Book Store in NJ!
Update January 31, 2021 

We are now open for in-store browsing from 10:00-5:30 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).

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.