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We are now open for regular browsing. We will still limit the number of people in the store at one time and everyone entering will need to wear masks. Hand sanitizer will be available and encouraged. We will still take orders over the phone that you can have ready for quick pick-up. You are our community, we wouldn't be in business without your support, and we want to make sure we do our part to keep everyone safe and healthy. Thanks for understanding! Please note new hours during this time.



"Helping to raise readers for over 40 years!"

Celebrating over forty years of “raising readers,” we offer a wide selection of children's books for readers from newborn to young adult. We even have a corner for "Mom & Dad" books (e.g., regular fiction and non-fiction; parents, too, need a good book now and then!)

In addition, we have a well-stocked array of parenting and educational titles as well as toys, games, and cards. Our specialty is our knowledgeable staff! We take pleasure and pride in helping you find the just the right book for the child in your life. A Children's Place Bookstore is a full service bookstore: we are happy to order any title for you if it is still in print.

Monday - Saturday
10AM - 5PM
10-5 holiday hours

Our History


 A Children's Place Bookstore has quietly become one of Portland's hidden treasures.

What started out as a hobby has now become a passion and we're delighted to share it with you. We’re proud of our tradition of "raising readers" for over four decades. And we look forward to continuing our work for years to come!

Our love for our bookstore drives who we are and what we do. Every. Single. Day.


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