How This Works

This site isn't a comprehensive list of titles that we carry- just some of our favorites.

The age recommendations on our site are based on our own experiences and suggestions from publishers, but you know the person you are buying books for better than any of us. Some kids may read at levels above or below the recommendations we've made.

If you'd like to have books shipped to you/a friend/whoever:

Put them in a cart and order them! Our shipping orders are filled by a distributor we work with, and almost any book in print is available through that service- not just kid's books. If you are looking for a book that isn't listed on our site, kid's or otherwise, feel free to search their database in the search bar. Anything you add from there will ship with the rest of your order.

If you'd like to order for pick-up at our shop:

That can be done here as well! How soon would you like to pick them up? Here's why we ask:

We will fill your pick-up order from books we have in stock. If we don't happen to have the title(s) you've ordered on hand, we can totally get it/them, but may take 1-2 business days for us to fill the order and we'll notify you when it's ready to pick up. If that's not a huge deal, go crazy! Oh, and we can also special order just about any book in print, so if you are opting for the 1-2 business day option, you can add anything you'd like and we'll try to get it for you (we probably can). Just choose COD as the form of payment at check out.

If you need same day pick-upor if you need further help with suggestions, please give us a call at (510) 525-9633 or email us at and we'll check to see if we have what you are looking for in stock- we'd love to get it to you today if we can, of course!

To order toys:

Unfortunately, there is no easy way for us to integrate the ecommerce platforms we are setting up and orders for books and toys will have to be made separately for now. We're working on it though, and if we have everything you want in stock, we can work something out. Just contact us for more info, or you can shop our toy store at