Best of Boston

2013 Best Children's Bookstore

The Children’s Book Shop

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 nightly reads with a fresh supply of soon-to-be family favorites spanning every era: In the Night Kitchen, Officer Buckle and Gloria, and the latest from Mo Willems.

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