Unplugging the family is always high on my list. We got rid of our TV 8 years ago, but over the years our home has become filled with different kinds of screens. Say hello to the iPad, the iPhone and my 27-inch iMac. We are a tv-free family who is completely plugged in.
So when I stumbled across Books and Cookies while driving to Santa Monica Beach, I had to stop and check it out. Not knowing what to expect inside, I was blown away by the creativity and energetic vibe that this children’s bookstore emitted. It’s like a haven for parents who want to get out of the house, yet also want their kids to have an enriching experience. Books take the main stage here, and the fun/cozy furniture invite exploration.
If only every town had a store like this— where reading was cool and the coffee was fresh.
During my 30 minute visit I met the owner, Chudney Ross and we talked briefly about Books and Cookies. I picked her brain about children’s books and she spent some time making up a list of her favorite children’s books for Family Sponge. Check it out here!