WCKC Guide to Local Toy & Book Stores. Shop Local!

We found all the hot spots to support local this year when shopping for the littles. Small businesses are struggling.  Let’s give them a little love this season.
Acton

The Discovery Museum Store
You’ll find toys, science and art kits, puzzles, t-shirts and more in the Discovery Store, located in the museum lobby.  They have a variety of kid-approved items from Melissa & Doug, Kid Made Modern, Folkmanis, Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty, and many other specialty vendors.
177 Main St, Acton
978-264-4200

Learning Express Toys – Acton
Learning Express Toys are locally owned and operated toy, game and book stores. They have 109 stores throughout the US and are headquartered right here in Devens, MA!
250 Great Rd, Acton
978-263-4009

Holliston

Aesop’s Fable
Independent Bookshop for all ages.  They offer private shopping experiences as well!
400 Washington St, Suite 200, Holliston
(508) 429-2031

Leominster

Cutie Patutie’s Consignment
Large selection of new and gently used toys and books.
1021 Central St, Leominster
(978) 534-6604

Spencer

Klem’s
A department store that has a great toy and book selection for the holidays.
117 W Main St, Spencer
(508) 372-8423

Whitco
A discount electronics and appliance store that has an expanded toy section this time of year.  They are also known for selling a large selection of bikes for kids and adults.
140 Main St, Spencer
(508) 885-9343

Sudbury

Learning Express Toys – Sudbury
Learning Express Toys are locally owned and operated toy, game and book stores. They have 109 stores throughout the US and are headquartered right here in Devens, MA!
515 Boston Post Rd, Sudbury
978-433-9526

Sutton

Enchanted Passage Children’s Bookshop
In addition to carefully curated children’s, young adult and adult fiction and non-fiction books, Enchanted Passage offers unique gifts, custom arts, and quality educational toys.
145 Armsby Rd, Sutton
(508)841-4375

West Brookfield

Quabog Book Shop
An independent book shop selling used, rare and out of print books.  They have a children’s section.
80 W Main St (Route 9) West Brookfield
(508) 867-8705

Westborough

Tatnuck Bookseller Gift Gallery & Cafe
The largest independent bookstore in New England. All books discounted every day! They also have a great gift shop and cafe. Open 7 days a week. Plenty of free parking.
18 Lyman St, Westborough
(508) 366-4959

Learning Express Toys – Westborough
Learning Express Toys are locally owned and operated toy, game and book stores. They have 109 stores throughout the US and are headquartered right here in Devens, MA!
50 E Main St, Westborough
508-898-0076

Worcester

Annie’s Book Stop
A friendly neighborhood bookstore, stocking new & pre-read books, as well as toys, gifts, magazines, greeting cards, audio titles, and much more!
65 James St., Worcester
(508) 796-5613

CC Lowell
Perfect place for the little artist in your life. Paint supplies, craft kits and gifts. Great selection of gifts and stocking stuffers. They also offer curbside pickup.
455 Pleasant St. Worcester
(508) 757-7713

Root and Press
Root and Press boasts a wonderful space that is both restaurant/bakery and bookstore. This store has a beautifully curated children’s section with gorgeous books and some gift items too.
623 Chandler Street, Worcester
978-870-5429

Tidepool Bookshop LLC
Tidepool Bookshop encourages young readers with an expansive children’s section with gifts and books for all ages. Children are welcomed into the children’s section with a special “castle gate” entrance.
372 Chandler Street, Worcester
508-753-2500

 

Did we miss anyone?  Where do you like to shop local? Include them in the comments below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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