Welcome to Nook Books

We're an independent children's bookstore for everyone's inner child.

Come read with us

We're open Tuesday through Saturday

10:00am - 4:00pm

[ Closed Sunday & Mondays ]

50 N Queen St, Lancaster PA

Our Books. We mostly sell picture books but have recently expanded into graphic novels & chapter books. We think children's books have a special way of connecting the inner child with the outer world.

Our Shop. We decided to get off the internet & open up a physical bookshop to help real people, with complex lives, find themselves in stories. Come read, get recommendations & build a giant pillow fort.

Our Reason for Being. Bookshops are sacred portals for the right story, to find the right person, in just the right moment. Our books are for grown ups just as much as for children.

“If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – The Twits, Roald Dahl.

APRIL Events at Nook Books

  • Weekly Storytime

    We do storytime on Tuesday & Thursday mornings @10:30am. If you're looking for a community of mamas this is a great time for moms & bubs to connect over a good story.

    Drop me a note if you'd ever like to read a book at storytime.

  • Mothers Day

    We love to celebrate mothers of all kinds in the shop. We have loads of Mothers Day Books in the shop & will have a card making station for kids who want to make a card for someone special in their life.

  • Monthly Bookclub [for the grownups]

    Our May pick is The Idiot by Elif Batuman. Space is limited, stop by the shop to pick up your copy! We're meeting IRL June 1st @7pm

  • Private Events

    Baby Shower? Birthday Party? Bookclub? You name it we've done it and we're more than happy to host small gatherings in the shop! Our capacity is usually 15 ppl but it really is the best little Nook for a special event.

Other ways to support us

  • Gift Cards

    Got some picky readers in your life? Or maybe you just know someone who has an extra large book collection and you don't want to double up?

  • Support us on Bookshop.org

    We love lists, and we make alot of them. This is a fun way you can support our tiny shop and other local bookstores all across America!

  • Special request order through us!

    We have 265 feet to work with, so we can't have every book in the world. Although we try out best, if you don't find what you're looking for we can order books in and mail them out to you for free!

We're real people, ask us about books

And don't forget to tell us your favorite stories.