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Old school book store with a lot of great author visits.

I like the ability to spend some time browsing in a book store. This place has a good selection... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Ridgewood, New Jersey
via mobile
Little town book store

good visit. the prices are definitely high, but thats what you're gonna get if you don't order of... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
Brooke K
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A small bookstore offering many author signings.
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211 E Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450-3817
+1 201-445-0726
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

I like the ability to spend some time browsing in a book store. This place has a good selection. They also have amazing author visits that makes this a preferable way to purchase books vs the internet.

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Reviewed July 22, 2018

good visit. the prices are definitely high, but thats what you're gonna get if you don't order of amazon. friendly workers and great environment. able to suggest books that would be good, which amazon can't do. also sell ridge wood apparel

Thank Brooke K
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Not very well thought out long lines with little direction ,inside to small up stairs or down for volume of people like a heard of cattle. Up stairs really needs face lift old and out worn. I will however continue to go there because of...More

Thank astrangio
Reviewed May 10, 2018

Bad experience. Once my GD and 2 friends received their books, my wife followed them in. But in an angry way, the owner wanted to see her bracelet for entrance. Obviously she did not have one since we had never been told the day prior...More

Thank hack72
Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

Took my son to a book signing there and did not feel very safe, hundreds of people packed in a little hot basement, don't know how that could even be legal?? Now they did have a sprinkler system but I still can't imagine the township...More

Thank despicableme13
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

Do not go, do not support the town, parking ticket crazy and the store does not care, does not provide parking, pay the meter and still got a ticket, Ridgewood pd are lazy overpaid know nothings, with nothing better to do, I'm a family member...More

Thank Dan D
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

This local retailer has become an institution in New Jersey. We certainly cannot count the number of prominent authors that have appeared at the location. Invariably, the line extends around the block. Located at the beginning of Ridgewood's "Main Street" (actually Ridgewood Avenue) which features...More

Thank Woodcomic
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Great books, smaller selection since they moved. Saw Joan Rivers, Caroline Kennedy and more. Getting some completion from Northvale book store.

Thank Puleo2014
Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Went downtown to look for gifts and found everything I was looking for with no difficulty. This shop is well organized and friendly. They also have many authors come to sign books.Greattach place!

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed November 19, 2016

If your going to have a book signing, you should have plenty of books on hand. I will definitely not be recommending anyone to this location.

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