Welcome to Children’s Book World!
Children’s Book World is an independent, full-service children’s bookstore featuring a comprehensive inventory, knowledgeable staff, and exciting events.

Children’s Book World opened its doors for the first time in July, 1989–and now, twenty-five years later, we’re going strong and ready to celebrate!

We’ve got lots of thrilling events in the works for our anniversary year, so mark up your calendars and keep your eyes peeled for future emails with updates and new additions!

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Celebrating 25 years

25¢ For 25 Years

WePACChildren’s Book World has been very fortunate to have a supportive and enthusiastic community around us. Now, as part of our 25th Anniversary celebration, we’d like to pass that support forward to kids and schools who need it!

WePAC (The West Philadelphia Alliance for Children) promotes childhood literacy in Philadelphia public schools, placing volunteers who reopen and staff school libraries, provide academic mentoring, and run after-school enrichment programs. You can find out more about their excellent work on their website.

To help us celebrate 25 years, drop 25¢ in our donation bank at the front counter; at the end of the year, all proceeds we collect will go straight to WePAC, and CBW will match the amount collected with a book donation to WePAC libraries!