Wondering where to shop in Toronto for books that children will love? The shelves at Ella Minnow Children’s Bookstore, in the Beach neighbourhood, are lined with books that children of all ages will enjoy. Did I mention that you can slip through an adjoining doorway and you are inside Dufflet Pastries.
Where to Shop in Toronto: Ella Minnow Children’s Bookstore
There is something special about a neighbourhood bookstore. When shoppers walk along Queen Street, East and step inside Ella Minnow they are greeted with a friendly “Hello” and “How can I help you.” Recently, I was out shopping for few books for my one year old niece…I have not had a one year old in the house for a while…so I took the shopkeepers lead. The knowledgeable shopkeeper guided me to three delightful board books…perfect for little hands and lap time reading sessions.
Beyond books for babies, Ella Minnow is also stocked with eco-friendly toys for little ones too. Like the new line of Franck and and Fisher 100% organic cotton baby toys. Throughout the store there are toys and crafts for children of all ages. Older children will enjoy the wide selection of quality craft and activity kits. It truly is a one stop shop for birthday gifts.
While the front of the shop is filled with books for beginner readers, as you cruise further into the store you will discover a carefully curated collection of books for young readers through to teens.
A trip to Ella Minnow would not be complete without a trip to say “hello” to Marshmallow, the store’s resident rabbit. The shop is truly charming.
Be sure to check out our roundup of the 5 best children’s bookstores in Toronto…hint…Ella Minnow made the list.
Ella Minnow Children’s Bookstore