The children’s area is enchanting (I know we’re a little biased, but, really, you have to come see for yourself)! It’s the perfect place to browse or just sit down and sift through a pile of great books. Our staff loves getting children into the store and into good books. Our children’s manager, Janelle, is available Tuesday through Saturday to answer questions, connect kids to wonderful new books (now that their favorite series has come to a close), and make sure parents and grandparents get the perfect gift for that birthday coming up in a couple of weeks.
We have a large selection of new and gently used books, which means that kids can get more with that gift certificate they got for Christmas, and teachers and librarians on a budget can get more for their classrooms (we also offer discounts to teachers and librarians if the books are for the classroom - call and we’ll tell you more). Come down, browse our wonderful selection, and let your imagination fly.
In need of a new book? We have tons of suggestions!
Click here to see our picks for as far back as 2007
We host a free storytime in the children’s section every Saturday at 11 a.m. Sometimes we have authors come and read a story, sometimes we just have storytime, and sometimes we have stories and a craft. You never know what we’ll be doing, which is half the fun! Check our events calendar below for more details.
If our regular event times don't work for you, we may be able to arrange a private storytime for groups of ten or more. We ask that you give us two weeks notice for scheduling purposes. A fee of $15 will be charged ($25 if a craft is included). This fee may be refunded if sufficient book sales accompany the event. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
At Auntie's Bookstore, we believe that every child deserves books for Christmas. For the past decade, Auntie's customers and staff have generously made sure local children in need of holiday cheer have received it. Here's how it works: children's names, ages, and types of books desired are collected by local charities and given to us. We put the information on paper angels hanging from our in-store Christmas tree. Then, customers and staff choose angels and purchase books for the children. When an angel is chosen, a gold star with the donor's name goes up in its place. Can't make it in to the store? We welcome donations to the Angel Tree Project all year round.
Success by Six
In conjunction with KHQ-TV, Auntie's is a proud sponsor of the Success By 6 program, which focuses on getting kids ready to learn by the time they are six. In addition to collecting books for the project in our little red wagon, Auntie's offers 10 percent off books donated to this program. Success by Six also gives every new mother in Spokane County a "Parent-Baby Reading Kit" to encourage kids to read.
Each June, KHQ-TV and area bookstores collect books to stock the shelves at the Success by Six warehouse. Currently, the book bank is in dire need of board books (those with hard pages for babies and toddlers). Auntie's is always delighted to collect books for this worthy cause so feel free to bring in donations of gently-used children's books at any time of the year. And remember: board books are desperately needed.