Visit our bookstore at the Mallway at Old Arlington in Columbus, Ohio

We have loved sharing our passion for reading with children, parents, teachers and librarians since 1980. 

Our store at 2116 Arlington Avenue in Columbus, Ohio offers the very best of classic and new literature for young readers—from toddler books, picture books, easy readers, middle grade and young adult. In-store events include Saturday morning storytime, reading clubs, and frequent visits by authors and illustrators.

We look forward to reading with you soon!

Author Wendy Parris at the Columbus Book Festival

Join us at the Columbus Book Festival with Wendy Parris for a special booth signing.* 

Field of Screams is a pulse-pounding supernatural mystery about twelve-year-old Rebecca, who has always wanted to hunt ghosts . . . until she meets one.

Field of Screams By Wendy Parris Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593570005
Availability: Coming From our Warehouse. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Delacorte Press - August 1st, 2023

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Stage Fright By Wendy Parris Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593807996
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Delacorte Press - September 17th, 2024

Columbus Book Festival

The 2024 Columbus Book Festival will feature a whole new lineup of 200+ national and Columbus-based authors, panel discussions author talks, book signings and more!

The Festival Marketplace will brim with dozens of bookish retailers, community exhibitors, an entertainment lineup, local food court and the popular Indie Author Alley pavilion and Friends of the Library Big Book Sale tent.

Cover to Cover Announces New Owner

Cover to Cover Children’s Books
Bryan Loar
info [at] covertocoverchildrensbooks [dot] com
Release Date:
June 20, 2024


Bryan Loar ascends as the owner of one of the oldest all-children’s bookstores in the U.S.

Award Winners

The American Library Association (ALA) announced on Monday, January 22, 2024 the top books, digital media, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Stonewall awards. Watch the awards and learn more at Below are links to shop award-specific tiles from ALA and more.

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