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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, over twenty-five years later, we’re going strong!


Chelsea ClintonChelsea Clinton
Monday, March 12, 6:00 p.m.
Ticketed event

We are thrilled to welcome Chelsea Clinton back to the store for her new book, She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History. This is a ticketed event–click here for tickets and event guidelines.

She persisted around the world by Chelsea Clinton

About She Persisted Around the World:
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History is a companion to Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger’s #1 New York Times bestselling picture book, She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World. She Persisted Around the World celebrates 13 women from around the world who have used their voices and determination to create change and shape history. Women in the book include Marie Curie, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Viola Desmond, Sissi Lima do Amor, Leymah Gbowee, Caroline Herschel, Wangari Maathai, Aisha Rateb, J.K. Rowling, Kate Sheppard, Yuan Yuan Tan, Mary Verghese, and Malala Yousafzai.


Failing UpLeslie Odom, Jr.
Wednesday, March 28, 7:00 p.m.
Elaine C. Levitt Auditorium
Philadelphia, PA
Ticketed event
Please note that this is an adult title (appropriate for teens also!)

Join us for an evening of conversation with Tony and Grammy Award-winning artist, Leslie Odom, Jr., who will be in Philadelphia celebrating the release of his new book, Failing Up. Leslie will discuss the personal stories from his life shared in the book that have inspired, motivated, and empowered him over the years with a special guest to be announced.

Leslie Odom, Jr. burst on the scene in 2015, originating the role of ‘Aaron Burr’ in the Broadway musical phenomenon “Hamilton.” Since then, he has performed for sold-out audiences, sung for the Obamas at the White House, and won a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. But before he landed the role of a lifetime in one of the biggest musicals of all time, Odom, Jr. put in years of hard work as a singer and actor.

Event guidelines:

  • Tickets are $25. Your ticket includes one copy of the new book and admission for one person. You will receive your book with signed book plate when you arrive at the event.
  • There will be no signing or photo line.
  • Doors open at 6:45pm. Seating is first come, first served. Please Note: End time is approximate.

Buy tickets here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3339873