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.

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"War of the Worlds"


  • Grover's Mill Coffeehouse West Windsor, NJ (map)

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. 

Earlier Event: October 13
GREAT PUMPKIN
Later Event: October 30
Halloween Parade