The Story Shop is a whimsical children's bookstore.


Discover a selection of new publications & classic favorites, for everyday reading & continued treasuring.

bookish merch

We offer toys for imaginative play,
as well as merchandise inspired by
the books we love.



Want an unforgettable setting for your next party or event? Choose our unique venue!

        We also carry educational toys from Melissa & Doug. 

        We also carry educational toys from Melissa & Doug. 

Story Time

Story Time is half an hour each day where we read a chosen book aloud followed by an experiential element from the book. Story time is directed toward children ages 5-9, but all are welcome. Story Time is complementary.

Tuesdays-Fridays: 4:15pm
Saturdays: 1:00pm

Toddler time is on Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10:30am.

Volunteer to read with us.

See what we're reading.

Special Events

The Story Shop hosts at least one special event per month. These special events range in content from fun how-to's to educational events and book-themed events.

See upcoming special events & sign up.

Book Club

The Story Shop Book Club is for our middle grade readers. Meetings are divided by age range: 8-10, 10-12, and 13-15. Book Club meets twice per month, usually the first and third Fridays of each month. 

Book club is an experience, bringing the book to life through sight, taste, smell, etc. The first meeting of the month introduces participants to the book, background information & a reading schedule, followed by a reading of the first few chapters aloud. After reading the book, Book Club members come back together at the second meeting to discuss. An extra meeting may be arranged for a field trip to a book related exhibit, play, or experience.

Learn more & join our book club.

Field Trips

Bring your class or afterschool group to the shop! Come during regularly scheduled story times or we can arrange a private story time for your group.

Contact us for more information or to schedule your field trip.

Don't Miss It...

The High Museum of Art is extending their Eric Carle Exhibit until February 12! Learn more.

The Aurora Children's Playhouse puts on The Three Billy Goats Gruff this Saturday, January 21. Learn more.

We're Hiring!

The Story Shop is looking for someone to help us with special events on the weekends! This is a part-time position that will require working on Friday evenings and Saturdays. Responsibilities will include setting-up for parties/events, cleaning, and assisting the party hosts. Must be enthusiastic, detail-oriented and have superb customer service skills. Apply by sending a resume to Melissa at