I love books and I have always identified as a reader. I fondly remember coming to Books of Wonder as a kid when visiting New York City, when my favorites included Eloise, Madeline, and Angelina Ballerina.
As an adult, I still find this store to be magical. It is ripe with classic children's books to be loved and devoured, plus old and rare books (including first editions). The staff is gracious and knowledgeable, and if you're at a loss they can provide well-informed recommendations. It was pure joy when I stopped by recently to pick up a gift for my friends new baby (which I also mentioned here). It truly felt like life coming full circle.