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Whew! What.A.Week.

How's it going? Are you hanging in there? As we've all adjusted, and readjusted, to a new reality, it's become clear that for the foreseeable future, we'll be spending more time at home. The iconic phrase of indie booksellers, "EAT.SLEEP.READ" has never been more applicable!

Our goal is to be here for you, of service. We'll make recommendations for you and the readers in your life. Things are stressful and unpredictable and we're honored, and more than ready, to bring you comfort and companionship in the coming days. Stay tuned, there's more to come!
While we are closed for browsing, we are "open virtually."
What does that mean? We are:
  • Taking orders at and shipping them for free.
  • Taking orders by phone from 10am to 5pm daily and shipping them for free.
  • Orders can be picked up. Knock or call when you arrive at one of our entrances.
  • Orders can be delivered to your car, parked curbside. Call us upon your arrival.
  • We can ship a care package and/or gift card to a loved one.
  • We can make recommendations and offer suggestions.
  • We're available by phone or text message: (203) 245-3959.
  • We're available by e-mail at
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Staff Picks of the Week
The books we can't stop talking about!

Oona Out of Order
by Margarita Montimore

A brilliant, unique premise allows Oona to avoid a decision she doesn't want to make. But is it worth the consequence? Oona Out of Order is the kind of novel that forces you to reflect on your own life and how much you may be ignoring the present when it's happening right in front of you. I love how this novel weaved the main character's life into something so perfectly disordered. A truly fun story that will hook you from the beginning, middle, and back again.   — Becky

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This book is absolutely DELIGHTFUL! There wasn't one page without something to make me laugh or smile or tear up, or all three... Read the rest of Lindsey's review.
When young ER doctor Alexis and her boyfriend Austin head off on a romantic bike tour of Vietnam, she has no idea what the charming young man is concealing... Read the rest of Marilyn's review.
I finished this book in a day, it was that compelling! A Good Neighborhood is a modern day Greek tragedy. Narrated in third person by “the Neighborhood” it is a gripping story of a small suburban town forever changed... Read the rest of Sue's review.
Erik Larson’s genius is to take a slice of history and frame it in a way that makes it read like riveting fiction. In a world filled with books about Winston Churchill, Larson has given the great man his own stamp with his newest work, The Splendid and the Vile... Read the Rest of Roxanne's review.
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If We Were Giants
by Dave Matthews
and Clete Barrett Smith

Ages 8 - 12

Put down the guitar, Dave! Dave Matthews proves he is a master storyteller with this fantasy tale that examines the issues that arise when a band of conquering giants try to invade a peaceful society. I liked the wonderful characters, lush imagery, and big themes, and I hope he will find time to write a sequel! — Jamie

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I loved this group of kids that MI6 is secretly training at a special school in Scotland. In City Spies, we get to know them and see them in action—enjoy this adventure!  — Jamie
A stunning example of change. "Things come and go, you'll see." Emile is tasked with watching the moon but worries when it starts to disappear! Incredibly heartfelt and kind. — Lindsay A.
A perfect mash-up between the original and your own imagination! Novak now allows you to include your own ideas and crazy words into the book. Enjoy this BLURG BORK book! — Lindsay A.
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We have puzzles, games, and activities that the whole family will enjoy!
Our booksellers can "shop" our games displays for you to find the perfect one.
Call us between 10am and 5pm: (203) 245-3959.
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Our Middletown location is also "virtually open" Monday thru Saturday from 10am-5pm and offering free shipping and/or curbside delivery or entrance pick-up. For additional great recommendations from our WRJJ staff, be sure to sign up to receive their newsletters.
"There is something poetic in the way Mitchell Jackson writes. It feels musical. All that and with a fascinating, original format including memoir, history, and essays, Mitchell’s book, Survival Math introduces us to Jackson’s circle of family and friends.
This conversation reminded me that, as a white person, we too have to be actively anti-racist, not merely that we see ourselves as not racist. Mitchell introduces you to a world you might not know, in a way that makes you understand other lives more profoundly.... hearing his story you cannot help be charmed, impressed, and grateful."   — Roxanne
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