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From the first time I walked into a small town book store I knew they were special. I love that homey warm feeling that everyone gets when they enter the store. Thousands of books everywhere with lots of cozy nooks to relax in.
What my family loves about small town bookshops?
- It’s a place we come to relax and my children are free to explore.
- I love when my children meet local author and illustrators. They provide valuable insight into their craft and the world of literature.
- The employees remember us and our reading life.
- We love that quiet and not rushed feeling.
- More unique and older titles.
- The cozy atmosphere that surrounds us.
Hunterdon County is lucky enough to have a few small town book shops. So when you have the rainy day blues check them out!
The Book Garden
The Book Garden is located at 28 Bridge Street, Frenchtown, NJ 08825. The Book Garden has been a Frenchtown favorite with visitors and locals for more than a decade. Walk through the door of this 19th century Painted Lady Victorian and step into a world where book lovers of all ages can immerse themselves in stories of all shapes and sizes. The World Explorer’s Children’s Club invites youngsters ages 6 to 11 to spend a Friday afternoon each month discovering new lands, customs, traditions and cultures. SPARK Writers Workshop Series engages writers at all levels and in every genre.
Califon Book Shop
The Califon Book Shop is located at 72 Main Street, Califon, NJ 07830. The Califon book shop loves kids! They have story time once a week and an amazing play room for the kids. It’s a really nice spot for moms and nannies to hang out and relax. Coming up this fall they will have a Lego building day and a BYO Rainbow Loom day. The children’s book area is downstairs and has books for newborns through young adults. They welcome moms groups, craft groups, or any other community group who needs a space to reserve one of their upstairs rooms for a meeting or playgroup. There is no charge for the space unless it is a for-profit meeting.
Clinton Book Shop
The Clinton Book Shop is located 12 E. Main Street, Clinton, NJ 08809. Young readers and soon-to-be readers have a place to call their own. The Clinton Book Shop has been independently owned and operated, serving the town of Clinton, New Jersey for nearly 40-years. Clinton Book Shop is a wonderful store to visit. They care about their community and getting young children to love books.