Best of Boston

2006 Best Children's Bookstore

Barefoot Books

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 again and again. And again. The same applies to our pick in this category. Four-time winner Barefoot Books brims with fresh, cleverly illustrated titles, and doubles as an independent publishing house run by parents dedicated to the art of old-fashioned storytelling.

1771 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-349-1610,