Barnes & Noble ~ Upper East Side

160 East 86th Street (btwn 3rd & Lexington Aves.)
New York, NY 10028
(212) 369-2180 | store calendar | map
Nearest subway station: 4-5-6 @ 86 St.
Nearest elevator subway station: F @ Lexington Ave.-63 St.
Sun-Thurs 9AM-10PM | Sat-Sun 9AM-11PM

Concept: Mega bookstore and de facto play space for NYC kids, with a bright and friendly kids’ section, wide aisles, a stroller parking area, 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, and same day delivery in Manhattan on select items ordered before 11AM.

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

Other locations: TribecaGreenwich VillageUnion SquareMidtown EastUpper West SideBrooklynQueens, Bronx.

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