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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  • the Cloak & Dagger 349 Nassau Street Princeton, NJ, 08540 United States (map)

Please join the Cloak & Dagger & Mystery Writers of America for a fun “Mystery Chats” and Sidewalk Book Sale  with four accomplished local Mystery authors celebrating Independent Bookstore Day, Saturday, April 27, 1-3PM. Event is Free but registration is requested. Free parking behind the bookshop.

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Do you love a good mystery? Then “Chat” with talented authors on how one creates a captivating “who-dunnit.”  Authors attending include Jeff Markowitz, President of the Mystery Writers of America-NY Regional Chapter, Kellye Garrett, Jane Kelly and Albert Tucher. Their books span the popular genres of suspense, capers, cozy, hard boiled and suspense thrillers.

Come for the Mystery Book giveaways, special discounts and contests. All in-store sales receive a 10% discount. In-store books containing the word “Murder” are 25% off, including those shelved upside down. Kids of all ages are welcome to search for these treasures on bookshop shelves.

 On sidewalk tables you’ll find FREE books , “Books for a Buck” and discounted games/puzzles— so come early, rain or shine and sleuth away. Please don’t let these treasures “die in vain”.

Earlier Event: March 10
Later Event: May 9