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Cozy Up at 5 Dog-Friendly Bookstores in Denver

"Reviewers rave about their incredibly inclusive picks, including children’s books with LGBTQ+ representation."

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The Best Kids' Books of 2020

"We're honored to help select our favorite books for the inaugural Happy Kids awards!"


Queen and Present Strangers: LGBTQ Books 2020

"You can’t tell teens what to do and you can’t tell people that this is a safe space; they have to experience that before they trust it,"

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A Village of Knowledge: South Pearl bookstore aims to bring parents together

"As a children’s bookstore, Second Star to the Right has programming for young minds down to a science, with themed storytime events and craft projects. More recently, the store branched out into adult-themed talks, hoping to build a space where parents and caregivers can have conversations and build community."

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Life and Work with Dea Lavoie

"I had always dreamed of owning a children’s bookstore; a magical, whimsical place filled with wonder. We were fortunate enough that we could make this dream a reality!"

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Bookselling's Next Generation: An Interview with Mariana Calderon

“They are the reason bookstores can exist and can succeed, so you really have to give your staff the ability to take their own passions and run with them and create those wonderful community-building events in the store.”


"...the reason I am still in bookselling, aside from just loving it, is that for me, hand-selling those books to people who otherwise have not seen themselves in literature is a way to make a difference in the world, person by person, book by book.”


10 2019 Children’s Book Recommendations From Children’s Bookstores

"Internment questions what it means to be free and what we give up for the sake of supposed safety in the most accessible way. And it shows us how simple resistance can be. A must read.”

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"WHAT MAKES YOU SAY YAY!? Books. Doggos. Diversity. And did we mention books?"

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Virtual Bookstore Tour

"...a cute little bookstore that I went to while I was in Denver." "Very adorable." "They have a great selection of books. So if you are in the Denver area, or you travel through the Denver area and you like Children's Bookstores that's a great one to go to."


August 2019 (5th anniversary) issue - Reading Straight On Til Morning

"But the sweet spot in it all is found in children's bookstores, which are comprised of the colorful fantasy worlds cleverly disguised in brick-and-mortar reality that allow a young mind to enter, imagine, and take home a piece of the adventure with an awesome new bookmark."

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"As a parent, I developed affection for Second Star to the Right Books, the lovely children’s bookstore that recently relocated to South Pearl in Platt Park. The playful, friendly environment encourages kids to play with the toys and read the books without the worry that they’ll destroy something. They also have daily story times and regular special events like kids’ yoga."

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Children’s bookstore looks to expand its footprint in Platt Park

"Second Star to the Right is banking on more than faith, trust and pixie dust."


Best of Denver 2019: Best Kid's Bookstore

"Second Star to the Right traded its home of five years in Berkeley for new digs on South Pearl Street earlier this year, but it didn't lose the whimsy, fun gifts or great reading selection that made it such a star at its original location... Second Star shines bright."

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As Amazon Opens Bookstore, Local Seller Fires Back with #ChooseIndie Campaign

“It's up to them if they want to share the letter,” she says.”I think every store will decide how they want to address it. But it's not part of a concentrated, city-wide effort. It's really more, from us, a love letter to bookstores, to Denver, to put it out there that there's a choice. And one of these choices, we think, is better than the other.”

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Featured Merchant

"Adventure and fantasy have landed at 1545 South Pearl Street! ... The store is a treasure trove of stories just waiting to get lost in."


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