Hooray for Books has a great selection of kid lit. Photo courtesy of Hooray for Books
Hooray for Books has a great selection of kid lit. Photo courtesy of Hooray for Books

Washington DC-Area Toy and Book Stores Offering Curbside Pickup and Delivery

In the absence of, well, everything normal during the COVID-19 pandemic, parents have tapped into all of their creative resources to stay connected and keep kids happy. We've traveled around the world via cool online tours, enjoyed VIP seats for spectacular streaming entertainment, and completed countless science experiments to stifle the monotony of being at home all day every day. Yet, we've found a new (or used!) book to get lost in or a new toy to engage with can help kids build a bridge from where we are (stuck at home) to our imaginations. With that in mind, we've rounded up a 13 Washington, DC-area toy and book stores offering curbside pickup or delivery for customers, and we have no doubt these local shops would love to hear from you.

The next time you find yourself in need of something new for the kids, consider placing an online order, shopping over the phone, or via FaceTime at one of these stores. Not only will you find a gift for your child, but you'll also support a small business in the process while staying safe with contactless curbside pickup or delivery to your doorstep.

For even more home-based ideas and resources, be sure to check out our Stay-at-Home Guide, which outlines tons of activities and boredom busters.

Lost City Books
2467 18th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

East City Book Shop
645 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003

Busboys and Poets
2021 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Tugooh Toys
1426 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007

Kramerbooks and Afterwords
1517 Connecticut Ave
Washington, DC 20036

Fairy Godmother Books and Toys
319 7th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

Tosche Station
7621 Huntsman Blvd
Springfield, VA 22153

Kinder Haus Toys
1220 N. Fillmore St
Arlington, VA 22201

One More Page Books
2200 N Westmoreland St
Arlington, VA 22213

Hooray forBooks
1555 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314

Bards Alley
110 Church Street NW
Vienna, VA 22180

Fair Day's Play
7050 Carroll Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Child's Play Chevy Chase
5536 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20015

Child's Play Arlington
4510 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22207

Child's Play McLean
1382 Chainbridge Rd Langley Shopping Center
McLean, VA 22101
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