Barnes & Noble ~ Queens

70-00 Austin Street (at 70th Ave.)
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 793-1395 | store calendar | map
Nearest subway station: E-F-M-R @ Forest Hills-71 Ave.
Nearest elevator subway station: E-F @ Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike
Mon-Thurs 9AM-10PM | Fri-Sat 9AM-11PM | Sun 10AM-10PM

Utopia Center
176-60 Union Turnpike (btwn 177th & 178th Sts.)
Fresh Meadows, NY 11366
(718) 380-4340 | store calendar | map
Nearest subway station: F @ Jamaica-179 St.
Nearest elevator subway station: F @ Jamaica-179 St.
Mon-Sat 9AM-10PM | Sun 9AM-9PM

Bay Terrace Shopping Center
23-80 Bell Boulevard (at 26th Ave.)
Bayside, NY 11360
(718) 224-1083 | store calendar | map
Nearest subway station: 7 @ Flushing-Main St.
Nearest elevator subway station: 7 @ Flushing-Main St.
Mon-Sun 9AM-9PM

Concept: Mega bookstore and de facto play space for NYC kids, with a bright and friendly kids’ section, wide aisles, a changing table, air conditioning, and staff whose only request is that you treat the books gently. There’s also no charge to hang out (although it’s nice to buy a book every once in a while).

Goods for kids: Books, toys and games, arts and crafts, music, movies, keepsake gifts, greeting cards.

Popular brands: Melissa & Doug, Crayola, Lego, Playmobil, ThinkFun, LeapFrog, Thomas Wooden Railway, Calico Critters.

Online ordering: Yes, with free shipping on orders over $25.

Other features: In-house café, Kids’ Club membership rewards.

Other locations: TribecaGreenwich VillageUnion SquareMidtown EastUpper East SideUpper West SideBrooklyn, Bronx.

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