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.
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.
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, 3:30pm, 4:30pm
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:
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.
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.
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, Ride Brooklyn, and Snowdays.Read More