Northern New Jersey shopping

Music in Princeton

Princeton Record Exchange

For those who still have a CD player, and maybe a turntable too. Over 140,000 slabs of non-digitized, fossil-fuel-produced musical selections (but who's counting?) – many for under $5.
Books in Princeton

Labyrinth Books

Aptly named – you can wander and wander over two floors of eclectic new and used books.
Chocolate in Princeton

Thomas Sweet Chocolate

In a town rich with sweet choices, this shop has been pleasing Princetonian palates for four decades. In addition to the chocolate bonanza, they have nice accompaniments like Mexican hot-chocolate disks. Their famed…
Antiques in Lambertville

Golden Nugget Antique Flea Market

Two miles south of Lambertville on Rte 29, haggle to your heart's content amid this collection of vendors, who hawk furniture, books and a thousand other collectibles.
Books in Hoboken

Little City Books

In addition to a used bookstore on Washington St, Hoboken's just added this nifty little two-level bibliophile's respite, with handy reviews from the employees taped to the stacks, and a children's section downstair…
Music in Hoboken


High Fidelity meets Hoboken: for more than twenty years, this shop has been serving up vintage LPs and CDs to the Hudson's West Bank cognoscenti. Seriously, though, they're nice guys.