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 storytime, reading clubs, and frequent author and illustrator visits.
We look forward to reading with you soon!
New Chapter Begins for Cover to Cover
By Julie Moran Alterio on Monday, Dec 04, 2017
Independent bookstore Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers has a new owner after 37 years and will open in a new neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio, in January. Melia Wolf, a former art teacher, purchased Cover to Cover in July from founders Sally Oddi and Randy King after they put the business up for sale in anticipation of retirement. Cover to Cover, which had moved to the Clintonville neighborhood of Columbus in the 1990s, will reopen in Upper Arlington. The store’s previous location is being converted to a gym. “When I was in school to become a teacher, I was taken to Cover to Cover by my mentor and introduced to Sally, and I fell in love with the store,” Wolf told Bookselling This Week. “I have a 19-year-old who, over the years, I took there and read to him and purchased books and went to author visits.” (read more)
The Next Wave of Children's Bookstores: Part One
The children’s specialty stores that are helping to create an indie bookselling renaissance
By Judith Rosen | Dec 12, 2017
This is the first in a two-part series, providing an in-depth look at new and soon-to-open children’s bookstores.
The number of independent bookstores in the U.S. has risen 35% since 2009, according to American Booksellers Association CEO Oren Teicher. While the bulk of the roughly 2,320 ABA bookstore locations comprise general bookstores, children’s specialty stores have also contributed to the increase. In recent years, not only have new children’s bookstores opened around the country, but established stores like 37-year-old Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers in Columbus, Ohio, have changed hands. New owners like Melia Wolf are investing heavily in their businesses. Following her purchase last summer, Wolf closed the store and is in the midst of moving it to a new neighborhood, where it will reopen in January. (read more)