Best of Boston

2012 Best Children's Bookstore

The Children’s Book Shop

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 batteries. Catch her when the little ones are fully engaged and reminisce about all the authors you loved as a child.

237 Washington St., Brookline, 617-734-7323,