Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Airsick Yet? Off to Children's Book World in Pennsylvania!

The recommendation for CHILDREN'S BOOK WORLD in Haverford, Pennsylvania comes to us from our good friend liquidambar (aka writerjenn). She recently posted about CBW at her blog so follow this link for more 4-1-1!  CBW is an independent, full-service bookstore with a comprehensive inventory, knowledgeable staff, and a full calendar of great author/illustrator events.  

From their gorgeous website:
"Children's Book World has long been a place for a meeting of the minds. In our eighteen years of business, we've brought together parents and children, teachers and classmates, authors and illustrators, and above all, stories and imaginations. Bringing people together to share in the joy of reading is our passion, and we strive to make our store the meeting place for just that.  Whether you're a child, a parent, an educator, or a book lover, you'll see the difference that quality makes in our selection, our staff, and our service."

I've seen a lot of great, innovative stuff since we've been on our Indie Tour, but this is the first time I've seen an indie (or any bookstore) that offers a Baby Registry.  Brilliant!   Also, starting June 1 and through the summer months, children aged 7 and up are invited to participate in the Children's Book World Summer Review Program, reading and reviewing advance reader copies of books to help the store decide which new titles to purchase.

Next time you're in the great state of Pennsylvania, home to my personal Mother Ship--HERSHEY-- don't miss the awesome folks at:
Children's Book World
17 Haverford Station Rd.
Haverford, PA 19041
Phone: (610) 642-6274
Email: childrensbookworld@verizon.net

And off we go-- where we'll land next, nobody knows!  So, stay tuned!  

You are now in the Big Time Raffle, Jenn.  Start eating your Lucky Charms!

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Mary & Robin


tanita✿davis said...

Oh, man, their store events sound SO FUN. Reading Skippyjohn Jones in the street looks like a hoot.

How cool that they let KIDS read and review ARC's! I'd love to hear what their guy readers are reading!! And you're right -- the Baby Registry idea is BRILLIANT! I imagine that would be the best gift EVER. This place looks really great - Yay Children's Book World!

Anonymous said...

I'm not airsick, but I sure wish my area had these great independents to visit. Sniff.

Jennifer R. Hubbard said...

Hurray! I'm so glad my nominee made the list!

Wild About Words said...

I'm hoping I'll have a chance to visit their store when I'm in the area this summer. And it has nothing to do with the fact that they chose my novel as their middle grade "staff pick." No sir, nothing at all.

Thanks for continuing to celebrate these great indies!


Michelle said...

We're regulars at CBW and the staff there is amazing; they know what my kids like to read and can make recommendations at the drop of a hat.

Another good idea beyond the baby registry - no more gift bags with junk and candy. Bring your guest list and get each child a book, tailored to their interests. My kids have really enjoyed doing this with the help of the staff...