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Paranormal Books and Curiosities

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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“ghost tour”(11 reviews)
“walking tour”(3 reviews)
“kathy”(20 reviews)
Paranormal Books & Curiosities is proud to host The Paranormal Museum (located adjacent to the bookshop). The Paranormal Museum is a small, storefront museum, in the tradition of "Roadside America" attractions. It houses a collection of historical...more
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621 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7103
+1 732-455-3188
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a half-hour museum tour, I walked away disappointed. According to their website, there are exhibits to see and it seems a thorough collection will be present. We heard a handful of stories from a guide and every story was flat. Skip this and go...More

Thank Jospugjake J
ParanormalAP, Owner at Paranormal Books and Curiosities, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi- thanks for visiting! I am so disappointed hat we didn’t live up to your expectations. If you are open to it, I would love to hear more about your experience and what we could do better. My email is kathy@paranormalbooksnj.com. While our space is...More

Reviewed October 7, 2018

Kathy Kelly, a resident and paranormal expert, conceived of the Asbury Ghost tour after being contacted by residents describing experiences that could only be chalked up to paranormal activity. We took the down town tour (there is also a boardwalk version), which took us in...More

Thank Heidi D
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

After many years of visiting Asbury Park, we finally took the museum tour today at 12:30. We’ve been on ghost walks, have traveled to many weird NJ stops and roadside attractions over 20 years and this was the most interesting and informative for me. I...More

Thank Sariena C
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Tourguide/Owner Kathy (Cathy)--also a history professor at Monmouth--gave a interesting & informative presentation, during a candle-lit walking tour of almost 2 hours. While the low light added to the setting, I'll be going back during business hours to get more of a look, and certainly...More

Thank LaurieCraig
ParanormalAP, Owner at Paranormal Books and Curiosities, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thank you so much!

Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

My best friend and I went through the museum tour with Kathy as the tour guide. She explained everything amazing and made the tour very spooky. While explaining about the cursed doll Tina, my best friend and the guy standing next to her both heard...More

1  Thank Lexi J
Reviewed February 5, 2018

I don't know anything about the Ghost Tours but as far as visiting the store we were not impressed. They have a great book selection but that is about it.

Thank Kathy Terra N
ParanormalAP, Owner at Paranormal Books and Curiosities, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

I am so sorry we disappointed you! Hopefully you will give us another chance as we were just getting opened in February after a long hiatus!

Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

Paranormal Books and Curiosities is an amazing store/museum, filled with fun, unique products, hard to find books and will provide an experience you won't soon forget! They also offer a bunch of great tours around Asbury (asburyparktourcompany.com)! The store opened up in 2009 (or 2008?)...More

Thank NJG8tr
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

I look forward visiting AsburyPark and taking part in a Seance at Paranormal Books several times a year...Always an Awesome Evening...Kathy is great and has many events throughout the year... Can't wait for my next trip and Seance ❤

1  Thank 339Dee
Reviewed February 13, 2017

I've been coming to this museum/store for a few years and there is always something new to peruse. Their book selection is tremendous, and their items for sale are fun and unique. Where else can you walk out with a Sasquatch air freshener, Edgar Allen...More

1  Thank BrooklynSam
Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

We drove over a hour to visit this bookshop, before coming I researched and their website says they are OPEN during their move- (they are relocating a few shops down) and we went there and there was a paper on the door saying CLOSED. We...More

3  Thank Hgtravl
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August 19, 2015|
Response from DrMontecalvo | Reviewed this property |
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