Our Story

Children’s Book World was started in July of 1989 by Hannah Schwartz, and 33 years later it’s still owned and run by Hannah and her daughter Heather Hebert. It proudly sits in its original location at 17 Haverford Station Road in Haverford, PA.  CBW is an independent, full-service children’s bookstore featuring a comprehensive inventory, knowledgeable staff, and exciting events.  

Children’s Book World has been bringing together parents and children, teachers and students, authors and illustrators, and above all, stories and imagination for over 34 years. Sharing the joy of reading is our passion and we strive to make our store the meeting place for just that.

Whether you’re a child, a parent, an educator, or a book lover, you’ll see the difference that quality makes in our selection, our staff, and our service.