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42 E State Street Rear
Doylestown, PA 18901-4324

Voted Best Bookstore for Children in the Philadelphia area by Nickelodeon Parents' Picks
Best Hand Selling Bookseller in the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association in 2012
Awarded the Children's Literature Advocate Award from Frostburg State University

Welcome to Booktenders' Secret Garden Children's Bookstore & Gallery!

With our strong commitment to personal service, our biggest asset is the expertise of the owner and her well-trained staff.

Recognized as the oldest Children's Only Bookstore in the Tri-State area, and chosen as the Best Bookstore for Children in the Philadelphia area by Nickelodeon's Parents Pick, we just celebrated our 30th year in children's bookselling. Ellen Mager, the full-time proprietor and a former teacher, has a knack for picking the "perfect" book for each child. Booktenders' was recently designated Best Hand Selling Bookseller in the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association in 2012 and was awarded the Children's Literature Advocate Award from Frostberg State University.

 

Along with the comprehensive inventory of books for infants through age 13, we proudly offer:

  • Plush children's book characters and finger puppets
  • Greeting cards by the book illustrators
  • Activity kits and puzzles
  • Original art and collectable prints by noted children's book illustrators 

Booktenders' customers may participate in a discount bookclub, visits from celebrated authors and illustrators & Children's Days, storytelling sessions, and in-services for parent and teacher groups as well as Children's Literature Evenings. Also come and view our renowned, one-of-a-kind "Wall Of Fame"! The wall showcases the autographs, personal notes, and illustrations of 200 renowned authors and illustrators who have visited including J.K. Rowling, Eric Carle, Lloyd Alexander and Mary Pope Osborne.

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Hours of Operation: Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.  |  Proudly Serving Doylestown & the Surrounding Areas