Bookworms find food for thought on Maplewood property at (words) book store. A true hidden gem in the local community this little independent bookseller strives to pass on a love of reading to one and all. Opening their doors over a decade ago with less than a dozen employees, a dedicated staff frequents the aisles offering suggestions and enlightenments.

The (words) mission and vision is simply to provide “an engaging and welcoming atmosphere for people and families of all stripes to pursue their literary interests.” Shelves are stuffed full with a vast selection of books. Half the fun is strolling about the store perusing the latest releases on the bestseller’s list and uncovering critically acclaimed classics. From thought provoking non-fiction to suspenseful best sellers, the next great read is sure to be found here. For those who just aren’t sure what to pick up the workers book picks by the staff are helpfully displayed.

Get Lost in a Good Read when Living in Maplewood

Special events are always marked on the calendar. Authors are frequently in house inspiring fans and motivating amateur writers during meet and greets. Saturday Storytimes occur each weekend at 11 a.m. and welcome children living in Maplewood and the adults in their midst. Imagination soars as characters rise from the pages of amazing children's books. Staff members and sometimes even beloved authors are turning the pages making the tales come to life.

A cozy ambiance permeates this Maplewood property. Comfortable chairs and couches beckon readers who settle in for a chapter or two. Drinks from the Coffee Corner add a bit more to the independent bookstore experience. Avid readers often stopping in are rewarded when taking part in the frequent buyers club which gives back a $20 gift card for every $200 spent. Registered book clubs also receive discounts on their monthly selections.

Located at 179 Maplewood Avenue, (words) bookstore is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day. Come on in and search out a book to curl up with and get lost in.