Books of Wonder, the children’s bookstore at 217 West 84th Street, will close by the end of the month, according to owner Peter Glassman.
“The building where our West 84th street store has been located for the past four years has been sold to a new owner and as part of the sale, they have chosen to deliver the building without retail tenants,” he wrote in an email to customers.
The store, which opened in 2017, is now offering a 20% discount on everything in the store if you come in in person. Glassman says they won’t be restocking the store, so if there’s something you wanted to buy you should head in as soon as possible. Books of Wonder also has a location on 17th Street and you can buy items online.
Glassman said that he’s looking for a space for a new Upper West Side location, and hopes to open one by late summer or fall. “We love the Upper West Side and hope to continue being a part of the supportive and welcoming community that has been so wonderful over the past years,” he wrote.