These great bookstores in NYC for kids ensure your little ones have access to the best of the best! Who needs to wait for a bedtime story to dive into a great book, anyway? There are so many stellar book stores to visit, and each has its own wonderful character. Many of the picks on our list even have kid-friendly corners so your little ones can do their thing while you browse the shelves for your own reads!
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It's also worth noting that many of our picks also offer free story times for kids on a regular basis, where tykes can meet famous illustrators and authors—even singer/songwriters! Who knows...your kid could even be inspired to write a book of their own one day!
Book stores in NYC for kids
The quaint and cozy Cobble Hill outpost—owned by author Emma Straub—boasts more than a place to pick up your next read. The shop fosters a literary community for bookworms of all ages thanks to events, story times, subscription boxes and a welcoming atmosphere.