Although online shopping has become second nature, nothing beats the experience of flipping through a surprise discovery that caught your eye in a bookstore. New York City is graced with dozens of fabulous bookstores and quite a number of them do an excellent job catering to children. Not only do the shops below provide a stellar selection of children’s books, most offer activities including story times, author readings and crafts (see the store listings page for event info).
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Note – this map features independent bookstores, but Barnes and Nobles is well represented in the city and also offer children’s books and events. Check out their NYC locations.