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A downtown gem

Love having this wonderful bookstore in the center of town. If it's not in stock, they'll order it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Arlene K
Maplewood, New Jersey
For the Bookworm

An excellent bookstore in the heart of Maplewood Village. This store offers so much variety of... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
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179 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040-2509
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love having this wonderful bookstore in the center of town. If it's not in stock, they'll order it for you. Great browsing store. I've purchased many gifts here for my grand nephew age three to my ninety year old mom, and all ages in between....More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

An excellent bookstore in the heart of Maplewood Village. This store offers so much variety of material and well worth a visit.

Thank ivoned614
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Very rude and obnoxious staff (owner?) spoke down to my daughter and me last night for the "crime" of walking in at 9PM when "we should have known the store was closed" despite the open door and 7-8 patrons inside laughing, socializing and taking pictures....More

1  Thank Shawn E
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Love spending time browsing the well stocked shelves. Friendly, non-pushy staff. Great selection in fiction / non-fiction. Lots of fun additional offerings for a quick gift. Check out the readings offered by great authors.

Thank Finni709
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Words Bookstore is located in Maplewood Village. It has a good selection of books and gifts, and is a pleasure to browse. They host authors and occasional other events. They will order a book for you if they do not have it on their shelves....More

Thank Dante81
Reviewed 24 February 2018

This local bookstore is really something else. Great place to browse for books and gifts. Great service from friendly staff. Amazing authors come for book-signings and book-talks. This place is a real anchor for the community.

Thank Mona B
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

This bookstore is a gem for readers of literary fiction and contemporary non-fiction. The community supports [words] too. New Louis Penny book? Stand in line. HRC's book? Sold out first day it was released. Of course, the store will be happy to order any book...More

Thank KMF5
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Community Book Store doing what it does best, good selection good service and convenience. What they don't have on the shelf they will order for you.

Thank 4onpark
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We regularly stop at this bookstore. The selection is absolutely great and we never go out the door without excellent books to bring home. The staff is always helpful and it's a real pleasure to have such a great bookstore in the area, especially in...More

Thank dgdayana
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The Mplwd family welcomed their sister. This bookstore's programming is part of the cultural creative ethos that's uniquely Mplwd. That's why I live here and invite others to join us.

Thank benjamintbailey
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