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.

    We opened our shop (formerly Nook Books) in 2021 in a 200 sq foot hole in the wall in Lancaster PA as brand new parents in a brand new town.

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

    Books are the perfect portals to travel to other worlds, explore new ideas & take grand adventures.

  • We expanded beyond children's books.

    We evolved into a much larger space on Gallery Row in October 2023. We hope to continue to reach children & adults through art, books & curated objects.

Our Team

I'm super proud to be a team of 5. Each of these women came into my life in different seasons & with different strengths. I am lucky to build this dream with them.

Our Furniture

We've been lucky to work with Emma & Will Haughery of East Otis Studio on our furniture build-out for the shop. Each piece was custom-designed & built for our shop.

See their work here

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