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Bank Street Bookstore
Sep-Jun: Mon-Thu, 11am-7pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-6pm; Jul-Aug: Mon-Thu, 11am-7pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, closed
Nearby Subway Stops
1 at Cathedral Pkwy./110th St.
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With more than 60,000 titles in its window-lit, two-floor space—66 shelves of fiction, 42 of picture books, and a center table loaded with prizewinners and staff picks—the Bank Street Bookstore is the mother lode for kids’ lit, with the largest variety, the best selection, and the most unusual and provocative books for young readers and the adults around them. Staffers are “voracious, passionate readers," says manager, buyer, and onetime preschool teacher Beth Puffer. Their breadth of knowledge puts chain stores to sorry shame, as does a well-edited selection of educational toys and games. Regular events include an ongoing reading series with popular children's books authors, including superstar kids’ author Jon Scieszka. Books come in seventeen languages, including Urdu, Bengali, and Vietnamese. In the market for Winnie-the-Pooh? Find it here three ways: in English, Latin, and Yiddish.