Best of Boston

Best Children's Bookstore

2014 Best Children's Bookstore

The Children’s Book Shop

Brookline
The bad news: Bookstores dedicated solely to children are increasingly rare. The good news: The best one you’ll find anywhere has been in Brookline Village […] read more»
2013 Best Children's Bookstore

The Children’s Book Shop

Brookline
Sure, it’s a little dog-eared (we prefer well loved), but this Brookline Village godsend, serving young readers since 1977, will break you of your rote […] read more»
2012 Best Children's Bookstore

The Children’s Book Shop

Brookline
Books are alive and well at this charming Brookline shop, where owner Terri Schmitz helps kids of all ages find the perfect rainy-day escape, sans […] read more»
2011 Best Children's Bookstore

The Children’s Book Shop

Brookline
Will future generations see actual hold-in-your-hands books as curious, unidentifiable objects? Not if the scene at this Brookline Village gem is any indication. The area’s […] read more»
2008 Best Children's Bookstore

Curious George & Friends

Cambridge
Founded with help from Curious George coauthor Margret Rey, this Harvard Square mainstay doesn’t rest on pedigree. It livens up the calendar with frequent author […] read more»
2007 Best Children's Bookstore

The Children’s Book Shop

Brookline
Like anything well loved by a child, this Brookline Village institution has become charmingly worn around the edges, the creaky floors a testament to decades […] read more»
2006 Best Children's Bookstore

Barefoot Books

Cambridge
As moms and dads know a little too well, when kids find a book that works for them, they tend to go back to it […] read more»
2005 Best Children's Bookstore

Barefoot Books

Cambridge
Kids? Reading? Ha. Pass the remote. Fortunately this Porter Square independent publisher and bookshop still emphasizes literacy and creative storytelling, matching up unequaled illustrations with […] read more»
2004 Best Children's Bookstore

Barefoot Books

Cambridge
Imagine, if you will, a philosophy built of peace, love, and understanding—but instead of obsolete, ever-groovy libertarianism, it has underpinnings of discipline, education, and enviable […] read more»
2003 Best Children's Bookstore

Barefoot Books

Cambridge
Is Junior grappling with the moral implications of a carnivorous diet? Take him to Porter Square to read Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon. Barefoot Books’ sunny […] read more»