In a day and age when libraries are fading and bookstores are becoming a thing of the past, Grand Rapids residents couldn’t have been more thrilled when entrepreneur, Dorinda Shelley, turned three of the six abandoned buildings she bought or rented into bookstores: The Happy Historian, Library House Books and Art and Library House Children’s Books. While most can agree that the more book stores the better, it’s the children’s bookstore that has residents talking. Encased inside a little yellow house, Library House Children’s Books is a place where children are encouraged to roam about, touch and feel the books, sit down and get cozy with a stuffed animal and just escape into a fairy tale or wonderland. There are hundreds of paperbacks and hardcovers to choose from—most priced for less than $5, all collected from auctions, library sales and private sales, and all waiting to be explored by a little one’s imagination.
Hours are Monday-Saturday
10am-5pm, Sunday Noon-4pm. Library House Children’s Books, 24124 Front Street, Grand Rapids,
and on Facebook at Library House Children’s Books. 419 830-8050.