I love to read. I love being around books and can spend hours upon hours in libraries and book stores. My older daughter has inherited my love of books so a wonderful afternoon for us is to make a trip to the Atlantic Book Shop in Manahawkin, New Jersey.
Minutes from our home in Barnegat, the Atlantic Book Shop is a reader’s dream. Chock full of new releases as well as older titles, the Atlantic Book Shop has neatly organized sections of every book subject you can possibly want. From Autobiography to Automotive, Pop Culture to Psychology, the Atlantic Book Shop has row upon row of varied titles and subject matter. The children’s and young adult section is amazing. From Harry Potter to Encyclopedia Brown, the Atlantic Book Shop does not disappoint the junior readers either.
Speaking of young readers, my little one enjoys the Atlantic Book Shop for another reason altogether. The craft sets and stuffed animals! This shop does not carry just books. There is quite a large section near the rear of the store with puzzles, Klutz craft sets, literary stuffed animals such as the Velveteen Rabbit and much more. While her older sister and I peruse the books, my youngest enjoys looking through the other items for sale.
When visiting the Atlantic Book Shop, be sure to bring plenty of cash or plenty of willpower. One of the best aspects of the Atlantic Book Shop is the their stickered clearance section. To the right of the entrance of the store are several stocked shelves of stickered clearance items. There is a key on the wall that explains each sticker’s clearance price. For example, each book with a red sticker is fifty percent off, each book with a silver sticker is thirty five percent off and so on and so forth. The merchandise changes frequently so you never know what you are going to stumble upon. Some visits can have you exiting the store with several bags, some with one or none. That is part of the fun of visiting the Atlantic Book Shop! I must admit, that with two children who can always find something to buy, I rarely leave the Atlantic Book Shop without a bag.
Besides books and children’s toys and crafts, the Atlantic Book Shop also carries classic movies on VHS and DVD, crochet and knitting crafts, calendars, journals, comic books, stickers, bookmarks, magnets and greeting cards. All of their products are of great quality and at affordable prices. The Atlantic Book Shop is a wonderful place for holiday shopping as well as browsing away a weekend afternoon.
The Atlantic Book Shop is located at 601 Washington Avenue, Manahawkin, New Jersey. They can be reached for store hours or additional information at 609-978-1003.