the Cloak & Dagger

A Mystery Bookshop

Intrigue. Mystery. Suspense. Discover the Cloak & Dagger, an independent bookshop catering to mystery lovers.

Located in historic Jugtown district of Princeton, a short walk from Princeton University. The Cloak & Dagger is in a 100 year old colonial revival home renovated to reflect an English style library one might find in an Agatha Christie mystery.

We stock primarily new mystery paperbacks that cover all mystery genres. We also carry mystery gifts and collectibles, mystery audiobooks, videos, puzzles and games. Gift certificates are available.

Whether you are in town visiting friends or family, attending a work conference, shopping at Palmer Square, or have lived here for years, it would be a crime to not stop by and check out one of Princeton's hidden treasures.


History & Mystery (Few Tickets Left)
Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

History & Mystery (Few Tickets Left)

Unmasking the Historical Mystery-An Interactive afternoon with Annamaria Alfieri, award winning author. You needn't be brutal, messy, violent or cruel just adept at capturing your reader’s attention.

 

Intertwining romance, suspense and political intrigue with crime in an historical era will be revealed.

 

Informative and fun event appealing to mystery reader and writer alike.

 

Register Today via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-mystery-tickets-50712853510  

Just a few tickets left!  Tickets are $15 and include a signed copy of "The Blasphemers", latest in Alfieri's historical mystery series. You'll collect your copy at the event.

 

Also you'll be entered in a raffle to win one of the following prizes: a Writing Coaching Session, a bag of books, or a $25 Cloak & Dagger Gift Certificate. Refreshments and “killer” deserts will be served.

 

Free Parking behind the bookshop.

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Halloween Parade
Oct
30
5:30 PM17:30

Halloween Parade

Magical 10% discount at Cloak & Dagger on Parade Day. Just say "Pumpkins are Orange" at checkout.

Annual Hometown Halloween Parade festivities begin at 5:30 on Hinds plaza (next to the Princeton Public Library). At 6:00 , Princeton University's Marching Band will lead the Parade to the Palmer Square Green and unleash a spook-tac-u-lar performance to celebrate Halloween!

Dress up in your ghoulishly favorite costume and join in the fun!

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"War of the Worlds"
Oct
26
to Oct 30

"War of the Worlds"

  • Grover's Mill Coffeehouse (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Celebrating H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds” October 30, 1938 fictional radio broadcast of aliens landing in Grovers Mill, NJ, a MARTIANS WEEKEND+  is being hosted by Grover’s Mill Coffeehouse, West Windsor Arts Center and numerous other community and business organizations.

Event featured Free activities include: art activities, Mars lecture by a NASA expert, a Martian Bike Ride, an Orson Wells séance, a scavenger hunt with prizes, a re-enactment of the famous radio broadcast, a  food and drink venues. Event details at: www.westwindsorarts.org

All book purchases from the Cloak & Dagger during the celebration time frame will receive a 10% discount when patrons say “I’m not a Martian” at the check out counter. 

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GREAT PUMPKIN
Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

GREAT PUMPKIN

Join the Arts Council of Princeton at the Princeton Shopping Center for an afternoon of family-friendly fall fun! This event is free and open to the public.

Create artwork inspired by the season and get up and dance with Alex & the Kaleidoscope! See: www.artscouncilofprinceton.org for details

Stop by the CLOAK & DAGGER get a 10% discount on all book purchases on event day.

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INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE CELEBRATION
Apr
28
1:30 PM13:30

INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE CELEBRATION

In a world of tweets , posts and endless digital downloads, mystery bookshops are a haven for a quieter time---where you can actually think, solve a crime and achieve satisfaction as justice is served.

The Cloak & Dagger will celebrate Indie Book Store Day with fun activities noted below.

In-Store Events:

  • Sleuthing Hunt: Find the “Upside” placed book on the shelves and win a Book Tote. 5 possibilities to win!

  • Raffle: Sign up for our email newsletter and you’ll be entered into a raffle for a $25.00 gift card!

  • Mug Shot Promo. Take a “selfie” with Cloak & Dagger storefront visible and “tag” us on our Facebook site (@cloakanddaggermysteries). All forensic shutterbugs  will receive a free ARC  book of their choosing at the checkout counter when “selfie” is revealed.

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ENJOY the HOLIDAY SEASON
Dec
5
to Dec 31

ENJOY the HOLIDAY SEASON

Follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a magical journey through Christmas past, present,  Share the happiness of Dickens' perennial masterpiece . Tickets available at McCarter Theatre:  http://bit.ly/2ADfXTI

Browse the Cloak & Dagger during December, mention a memorable line from the Christmas Carole performance and receive  a 10% discount on any one purchase. Ask about our Dicken's character figurines---a unique gift for sure.

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MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR in PRINCETON
Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00

MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR in PRINCETON

  • Solley Theater/Arts Council of Pinceton (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Spend an exciting afternoon interacting with master storyteller SJ ROZAN & 10 regional mystery writers as they Entertain, Educate and Elucidate on creating the perfect "Who-Dunnit". 

Murderously good fun at the Solley Theater, Arts Council of Princeton. Sparkling conversations by award winning mystery authors. Mingle with exciting mystery personalities during Event breaks and at the Social Hour.

Multiple mystery genres represented ---Cozies, Historical, Procedural, Hard Boiled, Noir, Suspense thrillers--- all to delight of the most discriminating mystery lover. See Author Profiles : http://bit.ly/2vJp2fr

Author's latest books available for purchase and signing. SinC-CJ launches Chapter Anthology celebrating SinC 30th Anniversary.

Free beverages throughout the Event sponsored by the MWA-NY Chapter. Discounted Social Hour following the Event at the Alchemist & Barrister Pub arranged by the Cloak & Dagger. 

 It would be a crime not to attend !

Tickets/Registration: $10/person. Net proceeds donated to Arts Council of Princeton. 

Register Today at: http://bit.ly/2grAUfv or call (609) 688-9840.

Event hosted by: the Cloak & Dagger, Mystery Bookshop with the local Chapters of: Mystery Writers of America-NY (MWA), Sisters in Crime-CJ (SinC).

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SPIDER'S WEB PLAY
Jul
13
to Jul 23

SPIDER'S WEB PLAY

  • Hamilton Murrey Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Gripping Agatha Christie Suspense Play "SPIDER's WEB" at Princeton Summer Theater in Hamilton Murray Dodge Theater on Princeton University Campus July 13-16 and July 20-23, 2017.

Info and tickets at: www.princetonsummertheater.org or call 732-997-0205.

Visit the Cloak & Dagger and sleuth your way through our extensive mystery collection. Bring your theater stubs from any performance and receive a 10% discount on all book purchases through August 30, 2017.

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JOHN ALTMAN- "False Flag" BOOK LAUNCH
Jun
3
1:00 PM13:00

JOHN ALTMAN- "False Flag" BOOK LAUNCH

Celebrate the release of JOHN ALTMAN's seventh captivating thriller False Flag, published by the coveted Blackstone Publishing house  . Hear John talk about mystery writing and (of course) how to create edge-of-your-seat, compelling and controversial thrillers.

LA Times book interview http://lat.ms/2pCfnVd  reveals John's take on POTUS and plotting a political thriller. Also see book trailer for glimpse into Book's premise:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UcNf5ImjMA

Event is Free. By attending you'll be entered in a raffle contest to win one of the following prizes:

  • Copy of False Flag
  • Audio Book CD of False Flag
  • $25 Cloak & Dagger Gift Certificate

As seating is limited advanced registration is required. Register today at: http://bit.ly/2pewXcz 

 

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ICE ON PALMER SQUARE
Feb
4
10:00 AM10:00

ICE ON PALMER SQUARE

Ice experts from Ice Sculpture Philly will dazzle with many creations including an Ice Throne, an Ice Bar serving complimentary hot chocolate beginning at 12:30pm, an Ice Graffiti Wall and a Live Demo at 1:00pm. Free.

Stop by the Cloak & Dagger Mystery Bookshop after the ice festival and browse our stacks for a hot suspense thriller.

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EPIC TALES from INDIA
Dec
16
to Feb 5

EPIC TALES from INDIA

  • Princeton University Art Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 90 paintings in the exhibition represent the most significant gathering of South Asian Art ever shown at Princeton . On loan from the San Diego Museum of Art’s renowned Edwin Binney 3rd Collection, this exhibition introduces viewers to the world of South Asian paintings from the sixteenth through the nineteenth century.

Visit the Cloak & Dagger bookshop after your visit and browse our extensive collection of mystery books, games and puzzles. 

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FESTIVAL of TREES
Dec
13
to Jan 8

FESTIVAL of TREES

Experience Holiday Tree decorations at their best. Tour MORVAN and its rich American history in the creation of the Republic.

Visit the CLOAK & DAGGER bookshop as part of your visit and browse our extensive collection of mystery books, puzzles and games.

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CHRISTMAS CAROL
Dec
9
to Dec 31

CHRISTMAS CAROL

Enjoy Dickens' Christmas Carole in an entirely new production by McCarter Theater. See video highlights https://youtu.be/B_CWXpWl7xQ. Tickets at:http://www.mccarter.org/TicketOffice/buytickets.aspx?page_id=22

Stop by the Cloak & Dagger on performance days and browse our extensive mystery book selections, unique gifts, mystery puzzles and games. View our special Dickens' hand painted figurines from the Christmas Carole story.

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"SECRETS,SURPRISE & SUSPENSE" -Jenny Milchman
Nov
19
1:00 PM13:00

"SECRETS,SURPRISE & SUSPENSE" -Jenny Milchman

An Interactive event led by Jenny Milchman, Mystery Thriller author co-hosted with @Sisters in Crime New Jersey. See  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/secrets-surprise-suspense-with-jenny-milchman-tickets-28342315629  for details and registration. Or email jerry@thecloakanddagger for ticket details.

Registration closes November 18 as seating is limited.

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEIN-The Man
Nov
18
to Dec 3

BRUCE SPRINGSTEIN-The Man

Enjoy Bruce Springstein: A Photographic Exhibit from the GRAMMY Museum at Los Angeles. A visual journey of New Jersey's own iconic musician capturing his charisma and off-stage vulnerability. See http://morven.org for details.

Afterwards visit the Cloak & Dagger Bookshop and browse its extensive mystery titles, even those with music themes. Mention "The Boss Rocks" at checkout to receive a 10% discount on all in-purchases.

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SPOOKTACULAR PARADE
Oct
28
5:00 PM17:00

SPOOKTACULAR PARADE

Grab that Grease Paint & your Best Costume. Join the Arts Council of Princeton for the Annual Hometown Halloween Parade!  Starts at 5:00 on Palmer Square Green.

The parade will make its way through Downtown Princeton and end at the Princeton YMCA. Live music, a bounce house, trunk or treat, food and drink, crafts and family-friendly activities at the YMCA will continue the Free fun event to celebrate Halloween!

Visit the Cloak & Dagger before the parade and browse for HALLOWEEN themed mystery tales. Say "I Love Spooky!" and receive 10% discount on all in-store purchases. 

 

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FINDING the GREAT PUMPKIN
Oct
22
2:00 PM14:00

FINDING the GREAT PUMPKIN

 

Experience an afternoon of family Fall fun! Enjoy pumpkin painting, cookie decorating, fall crafts and activities, and live music by Alex and the Kaleidoscope Band !

This event is free and open to the public at the Princeton Shopping Center Courtyard 2PM-4PM Sponsored in part by the Arts Council of Princeton. Details : http://bit.ly/2dj0hst

Visit the Cloak & Dagger Mystery Bookshop before or after the event. Browse for special reading treats. Say "Arts Council Rocks!" and receive a 10% discount on all in-store purchases.

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BATTLE of PRINCETON REENACTMENT
Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

BATTLE of PRINCETON REENACTMENT

Experience the 240th Anniversary of the Battle of Princeton. Learn about the American Revolutionaryon the grounds of a key battle toward independence. See pistol duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton. Marvel at demonstrations of the 43rd Regiment's Royal Artillery along with numerous other events.

Stop by the Cloak & Dagger bookshop afterwards and browse its extensive mystery titles. Say "Battle of Princeton" at checkout and receive a 10% discount on all in-store purchases. 

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EXPERIENCE ADAMS & O'KEEFE
Sep
6
to Sep 25

EXPERIENCE ADAMS & O'KEEFE

Enjoy marvelous works of Ansel Adams , Georgia O'Keefe and others at Princeton University Art Museum through September 25, 2016. Contact artmuseum.princeton.edu for details. Free admission.

Stop by the Cloak & Dagger Bookshop afterwards and browse its extensive mystery collection including those involving the art world. Say "I adore the Art Museum" at checkout and  receive a 10% discount on all in-store purchases.

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DEADLY INK CONFAB
Aug
5
to Aug 7

DEADLY INK CONFAB

Regional Mystery Conference with Reed Farrel Coleman Guest of Honor & Hillary Davidson as Toastmaster.

Informative Fun event for mystery fans and authors . Attend all sessions or pick day of your interest. See info@deadlyink.com for registration details and panel authors.

Browse panelist's titles at Cloak & Dagger Bookshop beforehand. Special Conference pricing. Receive in-store 10% discount by saying "Deadly Ink is Murder"

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OLD THYME ORGANS RALLY
Aug
2
to Aug 7

OLD THYME ORGANS RALLY

 Experience band organ rally, hear melodic 100-year old large, ornate, elaborate mechanical organs on the downtown  streets, squares, and parks of Princeton.

Sponsored by the Carousel Organ Association of America (COAA) and Automatic Musical Instruments Collectors Association (AMICA) as part of their convention in Princeton. Details:http://bit.ly/2aEJLqF

Stop by Cloak & Dagger Bookshop during Rally and receive 10% discount on in-store purchase. Use passcode "Organs Rock" at checkout counter

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COURTYARD CONCERTS
Jun
30
to Aug 26

COURTYARD CONCERTS

  • Princeton Shopping Center Courtyard (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

PSC Courtyard Concerts featuring the best regional jazz, folk, world, rock and blues. Every Thursday 6-8PM. Free. See schedule http://www.princetonshoppingcenter.com/event/summer-courtyard-concert-series/

Enhance your Courtyard experience and visit the Cloak & Dagger Bookshop. Browse our extensive Mystery book collection, games and puzzles. Receive a 10% discount if you say: "Courtyard Concerts are Awesome!"

 

 

 

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THE BRITISH ARE COMING
Jun
25
9:30 AM09:30

THE BRITISH ARE COMING

Delight in revelations by four British Novelists in an intimate literary salon setting at Morven Museum & Garden (55 Stockton Street). Program details : http://morven.org/salon-on-stockton-street/

Take a Salon break and stop by the Cloak & Dagger Bookshop. Browse our extensive British Mystery book collection, games and puzzles. Receive a 10% discount if you say: "Morven Museum is Awesome!"

 

 

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PRINCETON FESTIVAL
Jun
15
to Jun 26

PRINCETON FESTIVAL

Princeton Festival offers culture events galore to satisfy the discriminating lover of music, dance, voice and all things artistic. Happenings weekly see schedule : http://princetonfestival.org/

Add to your Festival experience and visit the Cloak & Dagger Bookshop. Browse our extensive Mystery book collection, games and puzzles. Receive a 10% discount if you say: "Princeton Festival  is Awesome!"

 

 

 

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REUNIONS 2016
May
26
to May 28

REUNIONS 2016

Welcome Back Princeton Alumni! Enjoy the camaraderie, events and the One and Only P-RADE 5/28 2PM.

Take a break from the revelry. Visit the Cloak & Dagger-Mystery Bookshop. Browse our extensive collection of Mystery titles, games and puzzles. Get 15% Alumni discount when you say "Go Tigers" at checkout.

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Art Museum- FAMILY DAY 2016
May
21
10:30 AM10:30

Art Museum- FAMILY DAY 2016

Enjoy a fun-filled day for the whole family on Saturday 21, 2016, 10:30 AM-4 PM.  Engage in art projects, stories, games, scavenger hunts, live performances, and refreshments. Free.

After the event stop by the Cloak & Dagger Bookshop and browse extensive Mystery book collection, games and puzzles. Receive a 10% discount if you say: "Art Museum is Awesome!"

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"WHO-DUNN-IT" @ Capital City Book Fair
May
14
11:00 AM11:00

"WHO-DUNN-IT" @ Capital City Book Fair

Fun events for booklovers, kids and families. Learn how a "Who- Dunn- It " is created from experienced crime and mystery authors on Saturday, May 14 11am-12pm.

Visit the Cloak & Dagger booth at the Fair either day, say "Hi" and meet the Mystery Authors. See www.capitalcitybookfair for schedule.

Signed copies of Mystery Panel author's new titles available at the Bookshop or email : info@thecloakanddagger.com

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