These days, you can buy children’s books—and just about everything else—with a couple of mouse clicks and a credit card. But that’s no fun! Instead of plopping Dr. Seuss in her lap fresh from Amazon, take her to this young readers’ wonderland, where she can experience the magic of books for herself. This is a place where youngsters can peruse to their heart’s content. The Voracious Reader has baby books, board books, picture books and fairytales, chapter books, ’tween and teen titles, and more. There are also lots of age-specific special events, including Fridays with Franklin—the shop’s resident (and adorable) Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
Best of Year: Best of Westchester 2008 Best of Westchester 2011 Best of Westchester 2012
Pick: Editors Picks
Best Children's Bookstore (2008)
Best Literary Tea (2011)
“A Proper Cup,” Voracious Reader’s in-store tea salon, satisfies a previously empty niche: a place for readers who also want to socialize over snacks. (The Starbucks coffee cart just isn’t good enough.) Families can browse through the shelves of kids’ and young-adult books, and, when they’re finished, retire to the tearoom for refreshments. A Proper Cup offers more than a dozen different kinds of loose-leaf teas—in addition to lemonade, iced tea, scones, cupcakes, lemon bars, and a selection of gluten-free and vegan products—in a whimsical setting Alice herself would enjoy.