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Science Fiction Association of Bergen County

Directions to Borders Books & Music

230 Garden State Plaza Mall, Bergen County, Paramus, NJ

junction of Routes 4 & 17, (201) 712-1166

 

(also: directions from Borders Books & Music official web site)

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The Customer Service number for the Garden State Plaza is (201) 843 - 2404. You can confirm or clarify directions with a recording or with a representative. Further information is also available from their website at http://www.gsplaza.com.

The Garden State Plaza is located at the junction of Routes 4 & 17 in Paramus, New Jersey. This is the busiest highway interchange in the state. If you get into the area, you are not likely to miss it.

Borders is at the western end of the southern side of the mall. It has both an exterior entrance and a mall entrance. If you have no sense of direction, drive around the mall until you see Borders.

If you are approaching the store from within the mall, it is next to the escalator which leads down to the food court.


FROM ROUTE 17 SOUTHBOUND (including Northern Bergen County, Rockland County, and beyond):

Follow Route 17 South. When the traffic starts getting heavy and there are stores on both sides of the highway, you have entered or are getting ready to enter Paramus. You are getting close when you start seeing signs for Route 4 and when you cross under the Century Road overpass. Get to the right, but do not exit onto Route 4. The Garden State Plaza is the first driveway after you have passed the 4/17 interchange. Turn left at the light that controls incoming traffic, then turn right. Borders is the last store along the southern side of the mall.


FROM ROUTE 17 NORTHBOUND:

This is the most difficult of the approaches to the mall because of the traffic volume and the road layout. You are getting close when you pass the exits for Passaic Street and then Farview Avenue. Continue north and exit onto Route 4 WEST. Follow the signs for The Garden State Plaza. Proceed along the west side of the mall until you come to the southwest corner of Plaza. Bear left. Borders is the first store you encounter after the parking garage.


FROM THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE (and Route 4 Westbound):

Follow Route 4 West into Paramus. You are getting close when you pass the overpass for Spring Valley Road. Get into the middle lane as the right hand lane becomes an Exit Only for Route 17 north. Follow the signs for The Garden State Plaza. Proceed along the west side of the mall until you come to the southwest corner of Plaza. Bear left. Borders is the first store you encounter after the parking garage.


FROM ROUTE 4 EASTBOUND:

Proceed east on Route 4. Continue east, passing the merge with Route 208. you are getting close when you drive under the Garden State Parkway Overpass. Stay right and turn onto Route 17 South. Take the first driveway into The Garden State Plaza. Turn left at the light that controls incoming traffic, then turn right. Borders is the last store along the southern side of the mall.


FROM THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY SOUTHBOUND:

Take Exit # 163 from the Parkway to Route 17 South in Paramus. Get to the right, but do not exit onto Route 4. The Garden State Plaza is the first driveway after you have passed the 4/17 interchange. Turn left at the light that controls incoming traffic, then turn right. Borders is the last store along the southern side of the mall.


FROM THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY NORTHBOUND:

Take Exit # 161 from the Parkway to Route 4 East in Paramus. Stay right and turn onto Route 17 South. Take the first driveway into The Garden State Plaza. Turn left at the light that controls incoming traffic, then turn right. Borders is the last store along the southern side of the mall.


FROM NEW YORK CITY VIA MASS TRANSIT:

There are three New Jersey Transit buses which provide service from Manhattan. The # 175, which leaves from the Port Authority's northern terminal by the George Washington Bridge, is the recommended option as it discharges on the southeast side of the mall. The # 162 and 163 discharge in the parking lot a 5 - 10 minute walk from the mall proper. Note: the last bus back to the city is past midnight

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