Monday, May 19, 2008

Next Up...Mrs. Nelson's!

Located in Southern California, Mrs. Nelson features over 35,000 titles of the highest quality books and a whole lot more besides!

They act as a liaison for school visits with selected local authors and offer an extensive book fair program for schools in the Southern California area. In fact, they’ve donated over $890,000 to schools in 2007 alone! (Hm. Can we say, karmic marketing?)

And if that isn’t enough Value Added Service to float your boat, they have three different story time offerings each week (our favorite is the Friday night pajama story time) and art classes. Some of their upcoming events include a visit from Melissa Marr for a signing of her newest book, Ink Exchange, and a Junie B. Jones Stupid Smelly Bus Tour.

So if you live in the area, or are just passing by, make a point of visiting Mrs. Nelson and her 35,000 titles. You won’t be sorry.

Mrs. Nelson's Toy and Book Shop is located at:
1030 Bonita Avenue
La Verne, CA 91750
We are on the southwest corner of Damien and Bonita Ave.
Phone (909) 599-4558

Or find them on the web at:

And yes, Virginia, there really is a Mrs. Nelson. We’ve had the privilege of meeting her and she’s a warm, wonderful advocate for children’s books. Don’t just take our word for it, go visit her yourself!

Mary and Robin


Anonymous said...

I'm really enjoying seeing all these indie book shops - they all seem to be much bigger than those in Britain! Great stuff.

tanita✿davis said...

I'll bet the Stupid Smelly Bus tour was a real hoot. And I LOVE that there's a real Mrs. Nelson! How cool is that?

Three cheers!

Jennifer R. Hubbard said...

35,000 titles.
Such beautiful words.

Anonymous said...

I like the fact that they do book fairs! How awesome is that. I'm definitely going to have my publisher contact this bookstore and see about getting my books into the H.S. fairs.