Nooks is an independent children’s bookshop & gallery located on Gallery Row in Lancaster, PA. We specialize in a curated selection of illustrated picture books and other nick-nacks.

Everything we curate is special, unique & has a story. We have a deep love for classic children's literature, poetry, film & objects that make home feel cozier.

Nooks also features a wide range of home goods, art supplies, and toys focused on storytelling, imaginative play, & understanding the world around us.

  • We started as a children's bookstore.

    Emma O'Brien started Nooks as a children's bookstore in 2021 in a 200 sq foot hole in the wall in Lancaster, PA.

  • With a goal of inspiring the 'inner child' within everyone.

    Our goal at Nooks is to inspire imagination, curiosity, and community, all centered around a love for books.

  • Shawn and Maile Smucker took over the space in May, 2024.

    Emma moved the store to a much larger space on Gallery Row in October 2023. The store closed for a few months in early 2024, and then Shawn and Maile took over.

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