The gift of reading is one that helps children expand their minds and learn about the world. Orange County offers terrific resources for just that. Stop in with the family and treasure the diverse genres of stories at these terrific bookstores which sell literature for children of all ages.
A Whale Of A Tale Children’s Bookshoppe
16277 Laguna Canyon Road, Suite G
Irvine, CA 92618
Devoted solely to children’s literature, A Whale of A Tale Children’s Bookshoppe stimulates young readers with an extensive book selection and a friendly, knowledgeable staff. In addition to selling the works of some of the most revered children’s authors, the welcoming bookstore hosts many of them as guest authors. Some of the writers that have come through the doors include Dav Pilkey, Brian Jacques, Steve Bjorkman, T.A. Barron, Sharon Creech, J. K. Rowling, Robin Preiss Glasser, Julie Andrews and Henry Winkle. Don’t miss out on the next event that could inspire your young reader. Click here to see what author will be in the store next.
Laguna Beach Books
1200 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
This independent bookstore houses a generous selection of children’s books for all ages. From picture books for toddlers on up to more mature reading for older kids and adult novels, Laguna Beach Books has literature that is sure to appeal to the entire household. You can swing by the beautiful Laguna Beach store and take your new books to the beach for a a peaceful day of reading or you can buy books on the website from the convenience of your home. Stay abreast of store updates by subscribing to the newsletter.
308 1/2 Marine Ave.
Newport Beach, CA 92662
Martha’s Bookstore is a quaint, delightful shop full of literature that caters to both children and adults. The considerable selection of books for toddlers, adolescents and teens will keep the kiddos intrigued while you are browsing the shelves for a book to immerse yourself in. Additionally, the kids can snack on cookies while you savor a delectable glass of chardonnay or a hot cup of tea. Your day out at Martha’s Bookstore is sure to be a treat for the whole family.
Librería Martinez Books & Art Gallery
216 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Librería Martinez Books & Art Gallery is a non-profit organization that backs children’s education in the Santa Ana area. The bilingual shop has a notable inventory of children’s books in English and Spanish that are sure to educate and entertain. Additionally, the store hosts events in which authors speak on behalf of their books and meet and greet attendees. Stay posted on when the next event is being held here.
840 N. Tustin St.
Orange, CA 92867
Independent used bookstores are a rarity these days, especially those that allow you to trade your own books in for different ones. If you have an avid young reader, Bookman may satisfy your kiddo’s intellectual curiosity while still maintaining your financial budget. Upon visiting, the passionate staff can help you and your child find the perfect book, and the significant amount of literature will keep you coming back. To purchase books from the store online, go to the website.