Monday, July 24, 2023


Opening July 2023!

A cozy, independent bookshop featuring a curated collection of books and gifts specializing in new releases, best sellers, children’s books, classics and select vinyl records.

The Collective Bookstore offers special programs for local book clubs, store rentals, and private shopping experiences. We work with interior designers on home library and coffee table book design services. Our unique book-shelf buildout program allows you to gift an entire shelf of books - perfect as a housewarming or baby shower gift.

A Little Bookshop with a Big Heart
: The Collective Bookstore is a hub for local residents to learn, share, and gather all while supporting their community. We donate a percentage of annual profits to local education programs, offer fundraising opportunities for local organizations, teacher discounts for classroom products, and educational and field trip programs throughout the year. Our events include a rotating feature of authors, musicians, and products from local businesses.

WHERE: Our store is located across the street from Verona Park in Essex County, NJ. There is plenty of street parking on Bloomfield Avenue heading west (in front of the Ridgefield Regency), lot parking directly next to the shop, and street parking on Claremont Ave.