We are an independent community bookshop and arts hub in charming, vibrant downtown Madison, New Jersey! We’re one block from the train station to NYC - only 23 miles outside of the city.

Our spacious and historical shop on Main Street is on the same stretch as the ice cream shop, weekly Farmer’s Market, local coffee shop, history museum, and one of the top 100 jazz clubs in the country. ‘Shop local’ is strong here and we have three universities (Drew, Fairleigh Dickinson, and the College of St. Elizabeth) in town; on Drew’s idyllic campus, “The Forest,” is one of the most rocking regional theaters in the country, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.

Short Stories was Kickstarted by our wonderful community supporters and our devoted book lovers. We are so excited to cherish this creative and literary love in the community. Check out our event page for author events, live music, book clubs, and so much more!


Monday: 10am-6pm

Tuesday: 10am-6pm

Wednesday: 10am-6pm

Thursday: 10am-8pm

Friday: 10am-8pm

Saturday: 10am-8pm

Sunday: 12pm-5pm