The staff of Montclair Book Center would like to share some of their favorite titles. From children's titles to history gems, we want to share with you what we love most in current and classic titles.





John has been with MBC for almost 20 years. He has even been a significant part of the remodelling of the store throughout his time at the store. He is a manager at MBC. While John's booklist is quite extensive, among his favorites are:


Jerusalem by Alan Moore

Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra

Gulliver's Travels by Johnathan Swift

Dune by Frank Herbert

The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe by Douglas Adams


Maureen has been with MBC on and off - and on again - since 2000. She is a manager with MBC and is a warehouse of knowledge in our vinyl section, but leaves room in her heart for books that include:

Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger 

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Wanderers by Chuck Wendig


Rosemary joined MBC in 2007. She is the main New Books Buyer and an integral part of MBC. She is a lover of animals and books alike. Some of her favorite reads are:


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson

Wolf Hall Series by Hilary Mantel

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Once and Future King by T.H. White


Luke has been a part of the MBC family for almost 10 years. His love of literature and all things books makes him truly invaluable to the store. There is no end to the titles he can suggest, but... a few to start with:


Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges
Oblivion by David Foster Wallace
Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

Emily has been with MBC for nearly 10 years as well. Her love of books and interesting people makes MBC one of her favorite places. Some of her favorite books include: 

Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
Manon is new to MBC but has been working in bookstores for over 7 years. While she mainly reads history, some of her favorite fiction and fiction-adjacent books include:
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Runaway by Alice Munro
Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets by Svetlana Alexievich