Kids have fun meeting author Matthew Van Fleet at Scattered Books in Chappaqua.
Hurrah for Books
A great bookstore for kids in Westchester gives little ones the space to explore and fall in love with books. Luckily we have several in our area. It’s no small feat as online shopping has gained momentum. Support your local bookstore and encourage your kids to read!
Great bookstores for kids in Westchester offer more than just a stack of books. At Scattered Books, kids can look forward to meeting Acorn, Oatmeal, and Pumpkin. These three are the resident bunnies. The bunnies participate in storytime held every Tuesday. The space is relaxed with rugs and cushions set about inviting little ones to settle in with a book. The shop also offers Girl Scout Workshops and birthday parties!
Scattered Books, 29 King St., Chappaqua, NY. 914-529-8013. scatteredbooks.com
Grab a Coffee
Bookstores that are great for Westchester kids usually have something for parents too. The first level of Little Joe’s is a wonderful coffee shop that offers coffee, tea, smoothies, baked goods, and other snacks. Perfect for a pre- or post-visit to the bookstore upstairs. There’s also a great selection of toys, games, and gifts for sale.
Little Joe’s, 25 Katonah Ave., Katonah, NY. 914-232-7278. littlejoesbooks.com
One of the best bookstores for kids in Westchester has a new in-store community space. Children can enjoy Storytime with Miss Jenny twice a week, then there’s Community Game Time during the week and on the weekends too. Parents can stop by for the weekly Knitting Group. Check their website for other seasonal events. The shop also carries gifts, puzzles, home décor, and greeting cards.
Andersons Larchmont, 96 Chatsworth Ave., Larchmont, NY. 914-834-6900. andersonsbooksny.com
Other Westchester bookstores that are family-friendly:
Arcade Booksellers,15 Purchase St., Rye, NY. 914-967-0966. arcadebooks.com
Barnes & Noble, Locations in Eastchester, Mohegan Lake, White Plains and Yonkers, NY. 914-472-0689. stores.barnesandnoble.com
Galapagos Books, 22 Main St., Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. 914-478-2501.galapagosbooks.com
Village Bookstore, 10 Washington Ave., Pleasantville, NY. 914-769-8322
Psst … read more about how cozy, welcoming, and inspiring our local bookstores can be.