Watchung Booksellers Is Celebrating The Joy Of Summer Scrabble

The oversized Scrabble game board at Watchung Booksellers.

I love the calm coziness of a rainy summer afternoon like the one we’re having today. It’s perfect for an invigorating walk (hopefully before the downpour), a cup of mint tea, and…board games! Growing up, a summer shower was oftentimes the cue for my family to pull the worn boxes of Monopoly, Risk, and Clue out of the game cupboard.

Carolyn Anbar, a pleasant and helpful manager at Montclair’s Watchung Booksellers, is also a fan of board games—and one in particular. “My 17-year-old son and I got through Hurricane Sandy by playing Scrabble by candlelight,” she says. To share her love of the classic game, Anbar has scheduled three Scrabble evenings this month: one for kids, one for adults (BYOB!) and a scrabble celebration for everyone with activities and prizes.

IMG_2372Anbar has also organized a reading challenge for kid’s and adults, and a special Watchung Plaza Scrabble game. My daughter and I were the first ones to pick-up our WB scrabble tiles and worksheet yesterday. So, game on!

Here’s the Watchung Booksellers Scrabble Summer schedule. Please RSVP:

  • Anytime in July: Pick-up your WB Scrabble tiles and worksheet.
  • July 17th: Adult’s Scrabble evening, 7-9pm
  • July 24: Kid’s Scrabble evening, 5-7pm
  • July 31st: Scrabble party for everyone, 5-7pm


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