About Us

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The Bookworm is an independent bookstore located in Surf City on Long Beach Island, New Jersey.  The store has offered books, cards and book related items to customers for nearly fifteen years.  Selections include a quality line of new releases as well as classic favorites for adults and children alike.  Activities at The Bookworm include summer story time for the youngsters and, on occasion, book signings featuring the works of area authors.  We believe that browsing is a fine art.  At The Bookworm customers are always encouraged to browse and to avail themselves of the staff as necessary to assist in their search.  The store is open from April through December with hours that vary depending upon the time of year.


Our mission is to serve Long Beach Island and it’s surrounding communities by offering a welcoming atmosphere where people of any age can visit, feel at home, ask any question and fulfill their literary needs.  We are here to serve the community and it’s thirst for any type of reading, whether it be for intellectual stimulation or fun relaxing easy beach reading.

We are especially aware of the need of services such as ours as they relate to families.  The Bookworm sees the need for a vacationing family to have a place to experience sharing literary ideas and interests.  We are here for your family to enjoy and share those common interests.



Not able to decide on a book to take to the beach?  The Bookworm specializes in offering personalized reading recommendations to our patrons. Simply tell us as much as you can about where your reading interests lie and we would love to offer some suggestions.  We enjoy adding that personal touch to your reading experience.


We will be happy to special order books for you.  If there is something that you cannot place your fingertips on we can get it for you.  We can special order just about any book that is in print.  Contact us with your needs and consider it done!  We will make every effort possible to satisfy your request.


Feel free to bring in your child’s summer reading assignments.  We will be happy to order anything that they might need in order to fulfill their assignments.


We can help with all of the needs of your book club.  If you need several copies of a book for your club, we can help.  Contact us for specific details and pricing.  We welcome all book clubs and are more than happy to accommodate every member of the club.