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.
Owner, The Town Book Store
Anne's Pick of the Month
The Book of Two Ways
by Jodi Picoult
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of
Small Great Things and A Spark of Light comes a
novel about the choices that alter the course of our
Everything changes in a single moment for Dawn Edelstein. She’s on a plane when the flight attendant makes an announcement: Prepare for a crash landing. She braces herself as thoughts flash through her mind. The shocking thing is, the thoughts are not of her husband but of a man she last saw fifteen years ago: Wyatt Armstrong.
Dawn, miraculously, survives the crash, but so do all the doubts that have suddenly been raised. She has led a good life. Back in Boston, there is her husband, Brian, their beloved daughter, and her work as a death doula, in which she helps ease the transition between life and death for her clients.
But somewhere in Egypt is Wyatt Armstrong, who works as an archaeologist unearthing ancient burial sites, a career Dawn once studied for but was forced to abandon when life suddenly intervened. And now, when it seems that fate is offering her second chances, she is not as sure of the choice she once made.
After the crash landing, the airline ensures that the survivors are seen by a doctor, then offers transportation to wherever they want to go. The obvious destination is to fly home, but she could take another path: return to the archaeological site she left years before, reconnect with Wyatt and their unresolved history, and maybe even complete her research on The Book of Two Ways—the first known map of the afterlife.
As the story unfolds, Dawn’s two possible futures unspool side by side, as do the secrets and doubts long buried with them. Dawn must confront the questions she’s never truly asked: What does a life well lived look like? When we leave this earth, what do we leave behind? Do we make choices . . . or do our choices make us? And who would you be if you hadn’t turned out to be the person you are right now?
Update October 1, 2020
We are now open for in-store browsing from 10:30-5:00 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:
- 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
- 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
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org at any time (please include your phone #) Our orders arrive as early as the next day, with no shipping charges.