Kaleidoscope Kids' Books
1018 Bank St
| +1 613-232-7406
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Ottawa's Kid-Focused BookstoreLocated at the southern end of the Glebe, Kaleidoscope Kids' Books is Ottawa's only children's bookshop and well worth seeking out during any visit to the city. Packed with a range of books for kids from 0-15, there's something for everybody whether it's old Enid Blyton classics, Tintin, Robert Munsch or the latest young adult novels.
While there's even a small section of critically acclaimed novels for the parents, there are so many cool, beautifully written and illustrated books housed in the store's relaxed, warm atmosphere that adults will have a great time perusing the shelves. I don't even have kids yet and I love to wander the aisles, discovering new authors and being whisked back to my childhood as I re-discover books that my parents read to me, but had been long-forgotten over time.