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Books of Wonder, New York City, New York

18 W 18th St, New York City, New York

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Submitted by: Dawn F.

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...

Submitted by: Matt G.

Great place to buy books for kids.  Great selection, all the classics, and a very helpful staff.  Do your part to stave off ...

Submitted by: Ashley L.

... 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...

Submitted by: Elisabella G.

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...

Submitted by: Elle P.

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...

Submitted by: kay b.

as i waited in line for 2 hours for the last installment (nerd alert... wait for it... wait for it.) of the hunger games trilogy, mocking jay, we bonded in the rain as we formed a long yet respectful line linked to books of wonder. a lost tourist family from ohio, a recording exec, NYU students, and many an odd committed lot camped out discussing the shifts and turns of the latest read.  random staff gave us a stern and cordial talking to to keep the peace. once inside, they operated with an elf-like precision. eager admirers of sci-fi young adult fiction clung to their tickets for the new crisp books. the complimentary mug and other related geekified swag were dispersed to us with smiles and a paramount exc...

Submitted by: Megan R.

Many years ago before I became a teacher my mother recommended this bookstore to me since I am an avid reader of childrens' books.  This place has every book you ever wanted and if they don't they will get it for you.  There are classics and new books that a...

Submitted by: karen T.

I have no children. I have very few children in my life. I am however, a devourer of good literature in all genres. Books of Wonder is not just my favorite children's bookstore - it is my favorite bookstore in Manhattan. I first met the owners of Books of Wonder in the (mumble mumble) decade, when we were all members of the International Wizard of Oz society. Decades later, after moving to NYC, I was thrilled to see that not only did their bookshop still exist, but they had started a Books of Wonder imprint to keep all those delightful Oz books in print. I have been at Books of Wonder at midnight, for each of the Harry Potter series. It works like this: the spouse pre-orders the book on-line from Amazon, and...

Submitted by: Cristina C.

This place makes me want to be a kid again.  And the title is so perfect. Books of WONDER.  You do get that feeling of wonder and butterflies when you walk in here and I kid you not.  It is so cozy and has the feel of a small town mom and pop shop, as opposed to the big business...

Submitted by: Steele F.

Whoa. WHOA! Seriously, what can I add that hasn't already been said? Uncramped, clean, and stocking nearly everything you could want, there's a reason this store is called "Books of Wonder". For children of all ages who can't get enough of reading, this will be like stepping into a fantasyland. They even have a rare books and artwork section! And readings! And I found books that I haven't read as a child but was determined to buy! Okay, I'll shut up a'fore I geek out. BOOK SELECTION: For books from tots to teens, nothing better. Seriously. They may not have every single book in a series, but their selection is much more vast than other bookstores while stocking both classics and newbies. FOOD: That's right. ...

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