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.