One of the best bookstores on the planet is in Flatiron. Books of Wonder is filled with books for kids, and a knowledgeable staff to direct you to the perfect gift book for any child’s age or interests. It’s New York City’s largest and oldest bookstore for children’s literature. Browse the shelves or order online.
Plus, there’s a section for grown-ups of rare, collectible first and early editions of kid favorites including Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, posters and more, including in-store events with children’s book authors.
For the holidays, Books of Wonder is is teaming with The Partnership for the Homeless to bring some of New York City’s neediest children and families some much needed holiday cheer by providing books for the holidays and helping to fight illiteracy. Just choose a book and let the cashier know at checkout that you are donating to Santa’s Book Bag.
Books of Wonder is at 18 West 18th Street, an independent bookstore and local business down the block from discounters Marshall’s and TJMaxx, plus Bed Bath and Beyond and Container Store and one block from camera and electrconics discounter Adorama on 17th St. between Fifth and Sixth. So you can get all of your holiday shopping done within a block or two.