|Venue name:||Books of Wonder|
18 W 18th St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Sixth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 10am–7pm, Sun 11am–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F, M to 14th St; L to Sixth Ave; N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq|
One of the city's largest and most beloved independent children's bookstores, Books of Wonder features titles both new and old (rare and out-of-print editions), plus foreign-language and reference titles, and a special collection of Oz books. Used as inspiration for the children's bookstore in the film You've Got Mail, the quaint and cozy shop boasts a spacious retail floor, a gallery and café space. Youngster are treated to weekly storytimes on Saturdays (11am) and Sundays (11:30am)—including a bilingual edition each month—when top-notch authors and illustrators come by to share their tomes. Book launch events, picture book bonanzas and teen book clubs also frequent the space.