Along with Bank Street uptown this is one of the two best children's book shops in New York. They've just moved a few doors down the block on 18th street and the new store is more spacious and actually has a cute little cafe in it. I can't recommend this store enough. The selection is vast and well organized. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and always well mannered. Although the store is overrun with children they behave much better than the kids you find in Barnes and Noble. You don't seem to find books missing pades etc like at B & N.