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Watchung Booksellers Wins

Watchung_booksellers_pic Our town wasn't even on New Jersey Magazine's top 190 desirable places to live in the state, but we gave them a bookstore to love. Watchung Booksellers took the honors as "Best Book Store in New Jersey" in  New Jersey Monthly's March issue.

"Watchung Booksellers serves as a refreshing change in a Barnes & Noble world, with weekly readings by local authors, poetry readings and book clubs for aficionados of every genre. The warm and inviting space reminds us of the best of small-town life."

Well, we'd have to agree with them and thank goodness they noticed. Congratulations to best in the state, Watchung Booksellers, which has held its own for 10 years as an independent purveyor of literary culture and charm. And yes, they also have the good taste to advertise with us. (Bookstore owner Margot Sage-EL, shown center.)

April 6, 2006 in Major Dudes | Permalink


I really wanted to stay there last month when I picked up my copy of Rattled.

That was actually the second author I've visited there. The first time I browsed and found a few other titles to take home.

It's really a sweet store.

Posted by: Tonoose | Apr 6, 2006 1:04:26 PM

Too expensive.

The same books are much cheaper elsewhere.

Posted by: Right of Center™ | Apr 6, 2006 1:07:28 PM

Yeah, but the atmosphere is a value-added thing that justifies, in my mind, paying more.

Posted by: skipwith | Apr 6, 2006 1:15:56 PM

Watchung is nice but let's not forget Montclair Book Center which has a huge selection of new AND used books at lower prices.

Posted by: Miss Martta | Apr 6, 2006 1:20:19 PM

Congradulations Margo

Posted by: Bitpusher | Apr 6, 2006 1:27:28 PM

My son is a cinema fanatic and prefers Montclair Book Center because he says he can always find different books on the subject there, not the same 10 carried at every B & N or Borders.

Posted by: BeanCounter | Apr 6, 2006 1:31:22 PM

Exactly...lots of out of print stuff there as well. Plus, the terrific staff will order things for you if necessary.

Posted by: Miss Martta | Apr 6, 2006 1:38:57 PM

Not the cheapest prices, true, but you get more than just a book, ROC, you reductionist.

Posted by: Dirk McBigDick | Apr 6, 2006 1:49:50 PM

Ack! Sorry, just noticed I forgot to change the name.

Posted by: walleroo | Apr 6, 2006 1:50:23 PM

Walleroo! We didn't know you had it in you. We were going to get rid of it until we read your confession.

Posted by: The Barista | Apr 6, 2006 1:54:26 PM

I dunno, maybe you should go by "Dirk" for awhile walleroo. I imagined the poster had a deep voice and was not in any way hopity or fidgety.

Also Dirk, no doubt, sports a lush thick mane as well.

Posted by: Right of Center™ | Apr 6, 2006 1:54:31 PM

I have to say that's where the bulk of my money goes these days: books.

When the shelves get too full, I just take some over to Montclair Book Center and trade 'em in for a credit.

Posted by: Miss Martta | Apr 6, 2006 1:55:29 PM

I only intended to use it the one time.

And anyway, you can't be that clueless, Barista. The email address was still mine.

Posted by: walleroo | Apr 6, 2006 1:56:59 PM

what chat room were you in previously?rotf

Posted by: cstarling | Apr 6, 2006 1:57:13 PM

Dirk is Mazie's creation, from one of yesterday's threads. I gotta say, I laughed about that the whole evening. Which gives you a hint about where I'm coming from.

Posted by: walleroo | Apr 6, 2006 1:59:33 PM

jst kidding wallero ;)

Posted by: cstarling | Apr 6, 2006 2:00:49 PM

I picked up on that Walleroo...LOL!

Posted by: Miss Martta | Apr 6, 2006 2:01:45 PM

ah, a well hung marsupial

Posted by: Iceman | Apr 6, 2006 2:02:06 PM

Yes, there's a bit of hippopotamus in my lineage.

Posted by: walleroo | Apr 6, 2006 2:03:12 PM

Does Dirk work as a private dick?

Posted by: Miss Martta | Apr 6, 2006 2:03:29 PM

Montclair Book Center is my fave also. It's got the discounts, the varied selection and an aura.

Posted by: Krys O. | Apr 6, 2006 2:13:55 PM

No, but Dirk's private dick wears a dickey.

Posted by: walleroo | Apr 6, 2006 2:26:56 PM


"We were going to get rid of it..."

Is that like... "censorship"?

Posted by: Confused Citizen | Apr 6, 2006 2:33:12 PM

"Yes, there's a bit of hippopotamus in my lineage."

Posted by: Right of Center™ | Apr 6, 2006 2:33:26 PM

pottymouths, all. ;)

Posted by: efs | Apr 6, 2006 4:32:33 PM

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