Mabel's Fables Children's Bookstore
Founded in 1988, Mabel's Fables is a cheerful and brightly-lit two-level store packed with books and toys for children.
The store hosts many events including book parties, signings, toddler storytimes, parenting courses, baby classes, and writing courses. You can even arrange school class visits! Here's the reading room on the second floor:
I've been in Mabel's Fables several times, and each time the staff were cheerful and immensely helpful.
And yes, there is actually a Mabel. The store cat was pretty sleepy when I visited last time:
Hours: Mon-Wed 10-6, Thu 10-7, Fri-Sat 10-6, Sun noon-5