"A quick walk on any beach at the Jersey Shore confirms that reading remains a popular pastime for beachgoers," New Jersey Monthly reported. "And while digital might dominate elsewhere, reading an actual book on the beach guarantees you won’t get sand in your e-reader. We scoured the Shore and discovered 16 independent bookshops worthy of your attention. Some sell new books and some sell used, but all aim to get the perfect book into a beach reader’s hands. Most are family-friendly, too. Here they are, from North to South."