The weather over the weekend was pretty grey, dreary and wet. After spending all Saturday indoors we really needed to get out and stretch our legs. My son is very attached to two very worn board books that we read to him every night. We decided that we needed a change of reading even if he didn’t. With this in mind we headed to Yarraville to seek out the guidance of the staff at the Younger Sun Bookshop.
The baby version of the Sun Bookstore, Younger Sun is a speciality kids’ bookstore catering to tots all the way to pre-teens. We had a great time browsing their excellent collection and the lovely lady behind the counter even wheeled out some stickers, books and toys for my son’s two year old cousin. While she happily played, we took the time to find THE perfect board book.
For a small store the Younger Sun’s collection is quite comprehensive and the staff are always very helpful and knowledgeable. No question is too hard, and they are happy to look up titles if they are not in store. With a wide range, we noticed books that cater to a little one expecting a new brother or sister as well as books for children with Aspergers, lots of classics and books on mathematics to keep the budding mathematician happy.
The store also runs a book club on the last Wednesday of every month at 4pm. If you join you get 20% off the RRP of the books. This month they are featuring the Adventures of Stunt Boy by Lollie Barr. In summer, they run book readings for tots in the pop up park.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6.30pm; Sat 9am-5.30pm; Sun 10am-5pm
Address: 9 Ballarat Street, Yarraville 3013