A Note About Website Availability

Titles listed on our website are not necessarily in stock at our physical storefront. If a book says "usually ships in 1-5 days," that means it should be available at our distributor's warehouses, but it does not indicate whether we have the book in stock at the shop. We have some lists on our home page of books that are usually on the shelves, but those are manually updated by us. It is not currently possible for us to manually update every title on the site with its in-store availability. The fastest way to check on a title or two is to give us a call at 617-734-7323. If you have a longer list, or if you have a little more time to wait for a response, send us an email or place an online order. Thank you for understanding! 



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Welcome to The Children's Book Shop!

The Children’s Book Shop, Greater Boston’s oldest independent children’s bookstore, has been committed to providing our customers with the best in children’s literature since 1977 from our location in the heart of Brookline Village, MA. Our stock is hand-selected and carefully curated to include classics and backlist favorites as well as the latest releases. We carry a wide range of fiction and nonfiction for ages newborn to teen and everyone in between. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff members are happy to assist you in finding the perfect books for the children in your life!