Don’t get me wrong, I love having access to the large bookstores. They typically have most of what you are looking for good prices and coffee but do not forget, they do not have everything!
The shelves are lined with Eric Carle, Goodnight Moon and other great classic titles but what about all the wonderful, beautiful books that are not there? Walk into an independent bookstore or toy store and I guarantee you will find books you did not know were in print; unique, artistic and well told stories you and your kids can appreciate!
Here are just a few board books that I have found recently in the small downtown area of Edmonds, Washington. This quaint area has both an independent bookstore Edmonds Bookshop and an independent toy store Teri’s Toybox.
Here are the top three on my wish list: