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Books of Wonder

18 W 18th St, New York City, NY
+1 212-989-3270
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Best childrens book store in NYC

I remember coming here for the midnight release parties of the Harry Potter books... was my first... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Jeremy W
New York City, New York
Number one stop for children's books.

Huge selection graded by age and type. Live readings for children. Roomy and well lit, helpful... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2017
New York City, New York
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18 W 18th St, New York City, NY
Flatiron District
+1 212-989-3270
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

I remember coming here for the midnight release parties of the Harry Potter books... was my first exposure to this wonderful store and their friendly staff. I have been bad many times since. A great selection, and easy to understand layout.

Thank Jeremy W
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Huge selection graded by age and type. Live readings for children. Roomy and well lit, helpful staff if you're buying gifts for little ones. Like so many small businesses, BoW is threatened by rising rents. Go now!

Thank mbrainerd277
Reviewed 7 October 2016

BOW is the perfect spot to bring your kids no matter how old! There are so many books to choose from, and obviously chosen carefully for their clientele. No "oldies" taking up space. Every section is well stocked and appealing to look at. Take a...More

Thank lauralewie
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This little gem might have been my favorite part of NYC. I could have spent all day looking at the old and rare books. My 13 year old requested a page turner and the staff were more than willing to accommodate. In fact, the young...More

Thank kjones715
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I have been getting books from Books of Wonder for more than thirty years but never actually visited the store. Today, we took the train to NYC specifically to go to Books of Wonder. What a delightful store! We spent at least 2 hours in...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful selection of children and young adult books. Be sure to check out the back corner of the store that contains rare and older books, including first editions and signed copies! Helpful staff who seem to truly enjoy their job.

Thank sbprincess23
Reviewed 15 April 2016

I must preface my review with the fact that I am a children's writer. However, I went into Books of Wonder last week without announcing myself, just to browse around. Within a minute of getting there, I was approached by an employee who asked if...More

Thank eluper
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

I worked in a bookstore for seven years so I can say without doubt that this is one of the best in the world. Yes, they only stock children's books but don't let that deter you. There's a wonderful selection all the way from babies...More

Thank Rcicala
Reviewed 18 May 2015

My friend and I thought we were just going to a general bookstore, but it turns out it's a children's bookstore. We wanted to check out any other bookstores in NYC to see how they cmpared to The Strand. We should've just stuck to The...More

Thank SSBurto
Reviewed 1 May 2015

This is more than a book store to us, and the fact that it still exists is a wonder in itself. We started coming here when my daughter was five and the bookstore now a regular stop when ever we are in the neighborhood. If...More

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Flatiron District
Offering many of city’s best restaurants and shops set
amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron
District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd
Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building,
which makes a good picture no matter what angle you
photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant
architecture as you stroll the streets- much of this
neighborhood is part of a historic district that was
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