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Best Bookstores near Boston for Kids

Boston area book stores cater to all ages. From the big name chain stores like Barnes and Noble to the town center store fronts like Blue Bunny Books and Wellesley Bookstore, there's a charming local bookstore nearer than you think.

Andover Book StoreAndover, $
The Andover Bookstore is a gathering place for storytelling, author events, book groups, and poetry readings, and the second oldest bookstore in America..
Banbury Cross Children's BookshopWenham, $$
Banbury Cross Children's Bookshop in Wenham is known for its unique collection, personalized service, extensive young adult selection and a commitment to fostering literacy.
Barnes & Noble12 Locations, $$$
Each Barnes & Noble store offers a wide selection of books and features a good-sized children's section where kids can browse or sit and read.
Bearly Read BooksSudbury, $$
This unique bookstore sells rare and used books, and specializes in rare children's books, history and collectible editions.
Book Ends - Winchester's Corner BookstoreWinchester, $$$
Offers a full selection of books for children and for parents, with a wide range of parenting books. Features story hour on Wednesdays from 11 - 11:30am.
Brookline BooksmithBrookline, $$
A ful-service, general interest, independent bookstore with an exceptional children's section staffed by a friendly team of people who really know kids' books!
Buttonwood BooksCohasset, $$
Buttonwood Books & Toys is a full-service independent bookstore for both adults and children. Our booksellers are enthusiastic and eclectic readers in all genres.
Children's Book ShopBrookline, $$$
The Children's Book Shop has one of the largest selections of children's titles in the area. In addition to the over 20,000 titles in stock, they can special order books quickly.
Coop For Kids At The Harvard CoopCambridge, $$$
Within the sea of Harvard sweatshirts, textbooks, and other collegiate gear, parents will find The Coop for Kids, a section chock full of children's books.
Cornerstone Books CLOSEDSalem, $$
Cornerstone Books & Cafe offers author readings, lectures, children's hour, games and even live music.
Eight CousinsFalmouth, $$$
Eight Cousins presents for sale a distinctive collection of quality children's books, carefully selected to offer fun, beauty & insight on many topics from the world over.
Henry Bear's Park3 Locations, $$
Henry Bear's Park has three neighborhood locations with a wide variety of interactive, educational toys and books for newborns through teens.
Lakeshore Learning Stores & Catalogs2 Locations, $$
Lakeshore Learning stores and catalogs sell products chosen for quality, safety, educational merit and play value.
Learning Tree Store2 Locations, $$
The Learning Tree Store supports educators with outstanding products, training, information and leadership. The Danvers and Stoneham retail stores feature over 11,000 products including educational toys, books and teaching supplies for children, teachers and parents.
New England Mobile Book FairNewton Highlands, $$
For 52 years, New England Mobile Book Fair has provided New England's best book selection and prices.
The Blue BunnyDedham, $$
The Blue Bunny offers favorite children’s books, art supplies, toys, puppets, greeting cards, fine art, creativity workshops for all ages, and much more.
Used Book SuperstoresNew England, $
The Used Book Superstores each boast thousands of books, DVDs, CDs, audio books, games & more.
Wellesley Booksmith2 Locations, $$$
A full-service, general interest, independent bookstore with an exceptional children's section staffed by a friendly team of people who really know kids' books!
Willow BooksActon, $$$
An attractive, open bookstore with a large children's selection and a pleasant staff.
World's Only Curious George StoreCambridge, $$
Attention Curious George Fans! We carry the most extensive collection of Curious George books, games, and toys to be found under one roof.
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