Local Booksellers

The Town Bookstore
Westfield’s own since 1934 – A great selection and many wonderful events.

Independent Book Stores in New Jersey

National Booksellers

Alibris is the premier online marketplace for independent sellers of new and used books, music, and movies, as well as rare and collectible titles; Connecting people who love books, music, and movies to more than 150 million items from thousands of sellers worldwide.

Amazon is the oldest and largest bookseller that sells exclusively on the Web. Search and order from an inventory of millions of new and out-of-print books, music, software, videos, magazines, prints and posters. Includes item descriptions and reader reviews. AND if you are going to buy from Amazon, you can support the Friends (and therefore the library) through AmazonSmile. Instead of going to the Amazon site directly, go to smile.amazon.com and click on “Friends of the Fanwood Memorial Library Inc.” Amazon will then donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible items to the Friends of the Library.

Barnes & Noble
Search the web site for Barnes and Noble bookstores (and the second largest online book dealer) for millions of new and out-of-print titles of books, music, software, magazines, prints and posters. Site also includes lots of extra information and services.

One-stop search site that allows users to view the collection of 20 million titles offered by more than 20,000 sellers of new, used, rare and out of print books. Includes online ordering service.

Chegg both sells and rents textbooks, which can save students on average over 80% on books and $500 each year in education costs. Plus, students get 7-day free eTextbook access while they wait for their physical books to be delivered. They offer an extensive catalogue of etextbooks that can be viewed on any device and boast a loyal following of over 5.5 million members and growing. As part of their ‘giving back’, Chegg, in partnership with American Forests Global ReLeaf Program, has planted over 6 million trees to date and have been voted the number 1 textbook rental company by About.com!

“Independent bookstores for independent minds online.” Be a part of the IndieBound mission and support local businesses and celebrate independents.Search for and purchase books from the nation’s local independent bookstores. Users can choose to shop at the bookstore of their choice.

Powell’s Books
The online site for the famous Portland, Oregon bookstore selling both new and used books. Updated daily to keep up with changing inventory, this site offers a variety of value-added features, such as “Staff Picks,” “Award Winners,” etc.


A comprehensive index to book resources on the Web with more than 5,000 categorized links to book sites around the world. Hosted by publisher R. R. Bowker.

Publishers’ Catalogues
Search for and link to publisher sites by country, state or city. Locate online bookstores, upcoming book fairs around the world and loads of resources for “book people.”

Independent Book Publishers Association
IBPA’s mission is to lead and serve the independent publishing community by providing advocacy, education and tools for success. Formerly the Publishers’ Marketing Association, IBPA is an association of 3,000+ independent publishers of books, audio and videos in the U.S. and around the world. Find information on marketing resources, regional meetings and exhibits, authors’ road shows, distributors, suppliers and wholesalers, and more.

Wheatmark provides information about book publishing and marketing to authors and publishers alike. They can help you write, edit, design, publish, and distribute an exceptional book or eBook. Wheatmark publishes fiction and nonfiction titles in paperback, hardcover, and the six most popular eBook formats: Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple iPad, Google Play, Sony Reader, and Kobo eReader. They help their clients sell their titles on Amazon.com, BN.com, Apple’s iBookstore, and all the other major online retailers and support them in their “back-of-the-room” sales and, where applicable, their sales to physical bookstores.

Yahoo! Publishers
A directory of publishers listed alphabetically and by subject or genre category. Locate publishers of academic titles, regional-interest materials and comic books.