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Board books and picture books, chapter books and reference books, biographies, myths, folktales, poetry, and more — we carry a beautiful collection of children's literature for age zero through young adult. We have a section for parents, too, as well as rare, out-of-print, and vintage finds. And, also, the perfect pencils, notebooks, art supplies, and other tools most necessary for all budding storytellers.

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Storytelling Lab

Tucked inside our bookshop, the Storytelling Lab hosts programming for kids after school, on weekends, and over the summer. Whether your child is a grapho-maniac always scribbling away or a somewhat reluctant writer, someone who loves to draw or is simply learning to hold a pen, our labs foster a love of words, pictures, and stories that children will carry with them for the rest of their lives.

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Storytimes and Events

We host storytimes with our staff five days a week! All weekday storytimes have a per family fee (see our Storytelling Lab page for details) and are great for babies through toddlers.

Mondays: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm
Tuesdays: 10:30am
Wednesdays: 11:30am, 12:30pm
Thursdays: 10:30am, 11:30am
Fridays: 11:30am, 12:30pm

We host a guest author or illustrator most Sundays at 10:30am for a free reading, book signing, and fun story-related activity. Here are some of our upcoming storytimes and other special events:

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We believe stories
can change the world.

Stories ignite a child’s limitless imagination, innate curiosity, and passion for learning. You can sense it intuitively when you read a great story with your kid, or think back to that feeling of being read to when you were small. We believe growing up in a world of books can make all the difference, and that storytelling is a vital art, one that in our digitally-saturated age, deserves and demands preservation.

Perfect Stories Book Clubs

For the Stories community beyond our Brooklyn shop, join or gift our Signed Picture Book-of-the-Month Club: Each month a handpicked Stories gem, signed by the author or illustrator, will arrive in your mailbox, bedecked with a custom Stories bookplate, and paired with our signature Story Starter activity sheets.

Kids ages 0-5 will be delighted by new releases from talented authors and illustrators, ranging from familiar names to new discoveries. This is an ideal gift to help build or grow a modern library for the little one in your life.

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Visit Us

Our home at 458 Bergen Street sits at the nexus of the neighborhoods of Park Slope, Prospect Heights and Boerum Hill. A stone's throw from the bustle of the Barclays Center, it's a quintessential tree-lined Brooklyn block, with many thriving small businesses we are delighted to call neighbors, including A.Cheng, Babeland, BKLYN Larder, Corner Delhi, Gorilla Coffee, MokBar, Ovenly, Pintchik Hardware, and Ride Brooklyn.

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