Books of Wonder, New York City, New York
18 W 18th St, New York City, New York 10011| Map |
Books of Wonder is New York's largest and oldest children's bookstore, and the city's leading specialist in children's literature. There are also board books, classics, non-fiction--even an Oz section.
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Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Be sure to check out their Old & Rare section. You might just come home with a rare copy or edition you'll never find anywhere else!
Address: 18 W 18th St, New York City, New York 10011| Map
Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am - 7 pm, Sun 11 am - 6 pm
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If I could go to this bookstore every week, I'd be giddy. So many wonderful children's books, and a nice collection of limited and collectible books and prints. It's a great place to...
... and sometimes you come across a little bit of magic right here in the Big Apple. Books of Wonder, in all it's glorious charm, is an absolute dream-world of children's literature. The bril...
As others have said, this is a great bookstore, overall great selection and knowledgable staff. I also agree that they could add do a better job with the classics. So why only a 3 star.? The restroom was disgusting. No hand soap and the changing table was filthy- very glad not to have had to use it. If it had been a bus weekend day, I might be more forgiving. However, this was a Monday afternoon with very few customers in the store. Surely someone had time to check the facilities. If you are going to try to cater to children and serve food, one would think that a clean bathroom complete with the basics such as soap would be standard operating procedures. My previous feelings of a clean, charming book...
I never outgrew my love for children's literature. Wonderful children books have the magical property to whisk me away from the humdrum life and into an enchanted world where elves and faeries live and magic still exists. Or I'm transported back to the "Wild Wild West" where I have to keep a lookout for bandits and work the land alongside my Pa. I was absolutely delighted to see that Books of Wonder had all of the great children classics that are no longer sold in the big chain bookstores. I greeted them like old friends. They also carry new children books that will one day be considered classics. I immediately wanted to grab a book, sit on the floor, and read just as I used to do when I was a kid. Not to me...