Locally Owned Bookstores and Toy Stores

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We love local businesses! It is no secret that when you shop locally owned, independent businesses more money is kept in the community. Not only is it convenient, the friendly and knowledgeable staff at these independent stores are truly experts in their field. With the holiday shopping season approaching, it is a great time to explore local bookstores and toy stores for unique and thoughtful gifts. You are certain to find that perfect gift with the high quality selection of books, toys, games and collectibles. Make a day of it and shop local!

 

Barbara’s Bookstore
810 Village Center Drive
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 920-1500
The children’s section at Barbara’s is one of the best around, with everything from ‘first’ books to young adult, plus lots of games, toys and activity sets for every young and inquisitive mind.

Learning Express Toys
19 S. Prospect Ave.
Clarendon Hills, IL 60521
(630) 590-5495
Learning Express Toys always has the toys kids love! From arts and crafts to outdoor activities, there’s something for everyone.

My Special Toy Store
5137 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 324-6344
Here you will find a unique and special toy store for boys and girls of all ages!

Anderson’s Bookshop 
5112 Main St
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 963-2665
Anderson’s mission is to share a passion and knowledge of books to create lifelong readers. They strive to be a place of good company, great reads, and engaging conversations for all ages.

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Fair Game
5147 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 963-0640
At Fair Game, you will find a vast selection of board games designed to challenge minds and encourage face to face interaction.

The Bookstore
475 N. Main Street
Glenn Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 469-2891
The Bookstore is a reader-friendly shop with a staff that will make every effort to find the exact book you’re looking for.

Learning Express Toys
Baker Hill Shopping Center
900 Roosevelt Rd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 942-8574
Learning Express Toys always has the toys kids love! From arts and crafts to outdoor activities, there’s something for everyone.

My Sister Kate
48 S. Washington Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 986-5866
My Sister Kate offers the best in unique urban fashion, toys and gifts for kids.

Anderson’s Bookshop
26 S La Grange Rd
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 582-6353
Anderson’s mission is to share a passion and knowledge of books to create lifelong readers. They strive to be a place of good company, great reads, and engaging conversations for all ages.

Anderson’s Bookshop
123 W. Jefferson Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-2665
Anderson’s mission is to share a passion and knowledge of books to create lifelong readers. They strive to be a place of good company, great reads, and engaging conversations for all ages.

Anderson’s Toyshop
111 W. Jefferson Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-2665
Anderson’s has created a newly expanded toy store featuring a wide variety of toys and games.

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Marbles the Brain Store
123 S. Washington
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-6250
A one-of-a-kind specialty store with a smart collection of hand-picked, expert-tested, certifiably fun ways to build better brains.

Geppetto’s Toy Box
730 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 445-9906
Designed to appeal to the conscious consumer, this European-inspired toy shop  focuses on wood and natural fiber toys: toys that feel good, look good, and can withstand years of play and exploration.

Pumpkin Moon
1028 North Blvd.
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 524-8144
Specializing in eclectic and whimsical toys and gifts, Pumpkin Moon is the place for good time stuff for all ages.

The Book Table
1045 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 386-9800
Fiercely independent book store in downtown Oak Park.

Magic Tree Bookstore
141 N. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 848-0770
Magic Tree Bookstore is a cozy children’s bookstore carrying the latest in award-winning children’s, YA and adult books and bestsellers and also features a wide selection of foreign language books, cards, toys, games, puzzles and fun accessories.

The Looking Glass Books
823 S. Oak Park
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 434-5515
A used bookstore in the heart of Oak Park.

Initially Ewe
1058 Hillgrove Avenue,
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-7777
All the brands and products at Initially Ewe have been carefully selected, the store offers a unique selection of high quality and beautifully designed products for babies, children and mommies.

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Beautiful Beginnings
4722 Lawn Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-1212
Beautiful Beginnings celebrates baby, child, and the beauty in everyday with carefully selected clothing, toys, books and keepsakes.

Pinwheel Toys
245 Rice Lake Square
Wheaton, IL 60189
(630) 456-4290
Pinwheel Toys is a true neighborhood toy shop for kids of all ages. From teddy bears to building blocks to dolls and crafts and science kits, Pinwheel Toys knows what kids love!

Prairie Path Books
302 East Wesley
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 765-7455
Prairie Path Book’s shelves are brimming with hand-selected reads, charming gifts and greeting cards.

About the Author

Meghan Neill
Meghan and her husband live in Downers Grove with their two sons ages six and seven and their four year old daughter. She is a transplant to the Chicago area and absolutely loves all that the western suburbs have to offer for her young family. One of their favorite places to visit year round is the Morton Arboretum. During the summer months, they love to garden, bike, swim, and play golf together. In the winter, Meghan and her children are happy to be home trying out new kid friendly recipes and being creative. As a former teacher, Meghan believes in a healthy balance of unstructured play and scheduled activities. She is excited to be part of the Kidlist team and wants to help families add fun and laughter to their days!

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