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Books of Wonder

18 W 18th St, New York City, NY 10011-4607
+1 212-989-3270
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Great selection of children’s books

Great selection of children’s books and well worth visiting. There is a selection of 1st editions... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
happyjenny
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Fareham, United Kingdom
Decent selection of young adult books

My teenage daughter is an avid reader. After visiting the Strand and Barnes and NObles, we made it... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
swansfromBoston
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Westwood, Massachusetts
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18 W 18th St, New York City, NY 10011-4607
Flatiron District
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great selection of children’s books and well worth visiting. There is a selection of 1st editions and rare booksgor sale at the back of the store. A section of the store has tables and chairs for parents/carers to select books to read with children prior...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

My teenage daughter is an avid reader. After visiting the Strand and Barnes and NObles, we made it over to this store. While smaller than the other two stores, they had a large selection of signed books by the author and my daughter was so...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

This is a beautifully curated collection of children's books that you can BUY! so many wonderful picture books and fiction titles. If you have little ones, this is a perfect place to shop for them - or just indulge your inner child.

Thank Stephanie B
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

It's a treasure trove for children's books and a perfect place to buy gifts. Fun trivia: the bookstore in You've Got Mail was based on this bookstore.

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

A friend told us about this store, and we made it our first stop on a long day of trekking around NYC shopping, eating, and laughing. Our kids are avid readers and not easy to impress. They both found many treasures in this store. My...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Still amazing, I love this place so much. Even if you're not buying anything (although I challenge you to go in and not buy anything), the rare and old books are fascinating. Also beautiful prints up the back and gorgeous New York themed book section.

Thank Romina B
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I often judge a town or city by the presence and quality of their bookstores. I'd checked out the Strand and some other specialty bookstores and was delighted to discover Books of Wonder. I'm on a young adult reading kick right now and they had...More

Thank LeslieOSeattle
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Wonderful, independent bookstore with a whole array of books for children of all ages.The old books and artwork relating to books are a great bonus!

Thank Deborah D
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

I remember coming here for the midnight release parties of the Harry Potter books... was my first exposure to this wonderful store and their friendly staff. I have been bad many times since. A great selection, and easy to understand layout.

Thank Jeremy W
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

Huge selection graded by age and type. Live readings for children. Roomy and well lit, helpful staff if you're buying gifts for little ones. Like so many small businesses, BoW is threatened by rising rents. Go now!

Thank mbrainerd277
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photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant
architecture as you stroll the streets- much of this
neighborhood is part of a historic district that was
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