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!
In the meantime, check out our ranked list of the best kids' books and explore other great free things to do with kids in the city!