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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
1999 Best Children's Bookstore

Curious Georgge Goes to Wordsworth

Cambridge
Roughly translated, that means, All kids go to heaven. With its bright red-and-yellow storefront, this kiddie version of Wordsworth marks the central corner of Harvard […]