Welcome to Books on the Common, Ridgefield’s proudly independent bookstore since 1984. We carry books on all subjects for adults and children - over 18,000 titles in stock, with millions more just a day away. We also feature a large selection of stationery, unique greeting cards, and gift items as well as complimentary gift wrapping.  Gift certificates are also available. We are enthusiastic readers – we love getting the right book into the right hands! So come in and browse our shelves, or ask for a recommendation – we’re happy to help.



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We work with all major publishers as well as many independents.  We read pre-publication galleys, book reviews, and order new books seasonally with our customers in mind. Our buying reflects our taste as well that those of our customers – no algorithms involved.  Here are some of our recent favorites.

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Looking for something in particular?

Give us a call at 203 431-9100!  If we have it in stock, we’ll put it on hold for you. If we don’t have it, we’ll order it for you and let you know when it arrives.  We place orders twice a day, and most books arrive within a day or two (what used to be overnight takes longer now due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. You can also email us at info@BooksontheCommon.com.