We're Moving!

Dear Friends,


I have some very exciting news to share with you!


Books of Wonder is moving!


After 24 years on 18th Street we have found a new home one block south at:



42 West 17th Street


between 5th and 6th Avenues


Literally just around the corner! Everyone here is very excited about this new space and we hope you will come to love it every bit as much as you have loved our home on 18th Street.


As many of you know, the lease to our Chelsea location came to an end last December 31st and we were fortunate enough to get an extension from our landlord. The outpouring of support – both financially and spiritually – from all of you has been incredible and we are so grateful for how you have stood by us.


This move will be happening VERY QUICKLY as our landlord at 18th Street has secured a new tenant and we don’t wish to stand in their way – especially after they have been so accommodating to us during these challenging times.


We will be closing the 18th St store as of this Monday, October 12th. This means that today, Saturday, and Sunday will be your last chance to stop by and have a last look at the space where we have shared so many wonderful experiences together over the years. It’s been 40 years since I first opened that tiny store on Hudson Street and, believe it or not, the new store at 42 West 17th Street will be our sixth location in the Chelsea/West Village area.


While our downtown store is closed, our uptown location at 217 West 84th Street (just east of Broadway) will still be open. All of our virtual events and storytimes will continue as scheduled. Our website will be available 24/7 and your online orders will continue to be shipped. Our customer support team will be available by phone and email.


Everyone at Books of Wonder will be working as quickly as possible to get the new store up and running. We hope to welcome you to our new home sometime during the week of October 19th. Stay tuned for updates as we post them!


We look forward to seeing you all very soon!


With thanks and best wishes,

Peter Glassman