The Bank Street Bookstore for Children’s Books at the Bank Street College of Education has an extensive collection of hand-selected quality books and games for sale. When you are looking for research material, just want to read a good book, or need a gift for a child or an adult, this is the place. Many cities do not have independent children’s bookstores and the selections at other bookstores or large retail stores tend to be quick sale books or those that are related to TV programs or movies.
What makes the Bank Street Bookstore website really special is the wonderful list of 125+ subjects in the left side menu. Unless you have a book in mind, browsing a website can be a daunting experience. If you are looking for examples in a subject area on which you are writing, this is a fast and easy way to find examples.
With no ideas or looking for ideas, you can quickly find a range of topics such as:
- Autographed Books, New and Notable, Gifts for Grownups, Gift Cards
- By age group, Board Books, Toddlers & Threes, Picture Books, Novels for ages 8-10, 10-12, etc.
- Activity Books
- African American Characters
- The Arctic
- Armchair Detective
- Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome
- Chapter Book Series
- Math Stories
- New Sibling
- Peace and Tolerance
- Teasing and Bullying
- Travel Games and Adventures
Broadway and 112th Street (southwest corner)
New York, New York 10025
Online: Bank Street Bookstore Website
Other Resources Include:
- Bank Street Book Lists for Children
- Bank Street Lending Library of 68,000 children’s books.
- Bank Street Library Research Guides
About Bank Street College of Education
Bank Street is a private graduate school offering master’s degree programs in education. It was founded in 1916 on Bank Street in Greenwich Village by Lucy Sprague Mitchell as the Bureau of Educational Experiments. The initial focus was on the study of child development and education. In 1918 it opened a nursery school which is now the School for Children. Bank Street began to train teachers, eventually becoming the Bank Street College of Education. In the 1960s, the Bank Street faculty played an important role in creating the federal Head Start program.
By the 1970s the college had outgrown its location and moved uptown to Broadway and 112th Street.