Best Children's Bookstore in Boston

2014 Best Children's Bookstore

The Children’s Book Shop

Brookline

The bad news: Bookstores dedicated solely to children are increasingly rare. The good news: The best one you’ll find anywhere has been in Brookline Village for almost 40 years. From…Read More

2013 Best Children's Bookstore

The Children’s Book Shop

Brookline

Sure, it’s a little dog-eared (we prefer well loved), but this Brookline Village godsend, serving young readers since 1977, will break you of your rote nightly reads with a fresh…Read More

2012 Best Children's Bookstore

The Children’s Book Shop

Brookline

Books are alive and well at this charming Brookline shop, where owner Terri Schmitz helps kids of all ages find the perfect rainy-day escape, sans batteries. Catch her when the…Read More

2011 Best Children's Bookstore

The Children’s Book Shop

Brookline

Will future generations see actual hold-in-your-hands books as curious, unidentifiable objects? Not if the scene at this Brookline Village gem is any indication. The area’s oldest independent children’s bookstore has…Read More

2008 Best Children's Bookstore

Curious George & Friends

Cambridge

Founded with help from Curious George coauthor Margret Rey, this Harvard Square mainstay doesn’t rest on pedigree. It livens up the calendar with frequent author signings, stays timely with additions…Read More

2007 Best Children's Bookstore

The Children’s Book Shop

Brookline

Like anything well loved by a child, this Brookline Village institution has become charmingly worn around the edges, the creaky floors a testament to decades of small roaming feet. It…Read More

2006 Best Children's Bookstore

Barefoot Books

Cambridge

As moms and dads know a little too well, when kids find a book that works for them, they tend to go back to it again and again. And again….Read More

2005 Best Children's Bookstore

Barefoot Books

Cambridge

Kids? Reading? Ha. Pass the remote. Fortunately this Porter Square independent publisher and bookshop still emphasizes literacy and creative storytelling, matching up unequaled illustrations with cross-cultural tales to create award-winning…Read More

2004 Best Children's Bookstore

Barefoot Books

Cambridge

Imagine, if you will, a philosophy built of peace, love, and understanding—but instead of obsolete, ever-groovy libertarianism, it has underpinnings of discipline, education, and enviable creativity. That’s the story behind…Read More

2003 Best Children's Bookstore

Barefoot Books

Cambridge

Is Junior grappling with the moral implications of a carnivorous diet? Take him to Porter Square to read Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon. Barefoot Books’ sunny little children’s nook, stocked by…Read More

1999 Best Children's Bookstore

Curious Georgge Goes to Wordsworth

Cambridge

Roughly translated, that means, All kids go to heaven. With its bright red-and-yellow storefront, this kiddie version of Wordsworth marks the central corner of Harvard Square as well as the…Read More

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