Curl Up With a Good Book at These Local Bookstores


Winter is in full force right now, and since the temperatures are dropping, there’s no better time than right now to get started on your 2018 reading list and curl up with a good book. Here in South Orange, we have tons of bookstores that will make you eager to put that remote control down!

If you’re ready to relax and make the best of the winter season, then take a stroll – over a drive! – to some of these local bookstores. Don’t forget to bring the family and get the whole crew into the reading spirit!


Words Bookstore, located at 179 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood which is a five minute drive from your Gaslight Commons apartment, serves Maplewood and surrounding communities by offering an engaging and welcoming atmosphere for people and families of all stripes to pursue their literary interests.

As the area’s favorite bookstore, they work tirelessly to ensure our community’s love of books and reading is passed down to future generations. To this end, they offer an extensive selection of books in-store and thousands of ebooks.


Barnes and Noble, located at 112 Eisenhower Pkwy, Livingston in the Livingston Mall which is 15 minutes from your Gaslight Commons apartment, is a bookseller chain stocking housebrand eReader, plus a broad selection of titles for adults and kids.

This store is also great for the kids – Barnes & Noble is the ideal destination for anyone looking for the best in children’s books, videos, and music. With age-based recommendations, as well as specialty stores that cater to Harry Potter and other big titles, it’s the ultimate one-stop shop for kids.


Words Bookstore

179 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040

(973) 763-9500


Barnes and Noble

112 Eisenhower Pkwy, Livingston, NJ 07039

(973) 758-1310


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