A Children’s Place Bookstore

Holding up Oregon Reads Aloud book
“Oregon Reads Aloud” at A Children’s Place Bookstore. Photo courtesy of A Children’s Place Bookstore Facebook page.

A series of posts about places where you can buy, borrow or donate books in and around our amazing neighborhood. 

Portland’s oldest independent children’s book store has recently moved to just beyond our neighborhood border to Fremont and NE 14th Avenue behind Whole Foods.  More than 40 years ago Lynn Kelly and Jan Bruton opened A Children’s Place Bookstore and through various locations and iterations it has remained a popular  literary fixture passing along the joy of reading  and, as the new owner Pam Erlandson likes to say, “raising readers”.

The store sells a wide variety of books for newborns through young adults and also books for adults on parenting, teachers resources, games and toys.  They have a frequent buyer program and offer discounts to teachers too.

A Children’s Place held a special event on April 8 and April 29. A new book called Oregon Reads Aloud offers a collection of 25 children’s stories by Oregon authors and illustrators.  Some of those authors and illustrators were onsite and reading from their stories and talking about the stories and the illustrations.

The store is open seven days a week. For business hours and events you can find them on Facebook at A Children’s Place Bookstore.

A Children’s Place
1423 NE Fremont Street
503-284-8294

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