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.

Georgetown GLOW
Georgetown - 10:00 AM Pick
Bach 2 Rock Battle of the Bands XXI
Sandy Spring Museum - 4:00 PM Pick
After Hours Family Night
Leesburg Animal Park - 5:30 PM Pick
Campfire Fridays
Lake Accotink - 8:00 PM Pick
Juneteenth-Forgotten Road Tours
Sully Historic Site - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides