The minute you step in the door of All for Kids, it's like your childhood--only much, much better--is being revisited. There are colorful displays from the walls to the floor, huge collections of books on tape/CDs, three racks of hand puppets (three racks!) and more rolls of stickers than your average stationery store. What the store specializes in, though, (besides keeping kids and grown-ups alike amused) is books. Books, books, as far as the eye can see. Staff and reader recommendations abound (looking for the perfect bedtime book for your five-year-old? Look no farther), as well as places to cozy up to. The benches and forts that space out the store are nearly irresistible. (In our case, it was irresistible. See the photo: http://images.judysbook.com//53/64/00/1006453_orig.jpg ) All for Kids is sheer delight.
All for Kids also has an event room, decorated with writings all over the walls. The list of visiting authors would leave some national bookstore chains green with envy. It's clear that the All for Kids is interested in fostering readership.
I love All for Kids. I don't have kids, but I love this store. I could come here to look for gifts, but I think any occasion I have to stop by this store (located right behind the UVillage) will be one that I take. All for Kids is all for fun-loving grown-ups, too.