Ordering Books for Pick Up or Shipping

We appreciate your support and we look forward to seeing you in the store eventually but for now we are happy to provide contact-free parking lot pickup from 10 am - 3 pm Monday thru Saturday. You can also order books to be shipped anywhere in the U.S. 

How it works:

Place your order here at childrensbookworld.com. (Recommended with both shipping and pickup options) Please read details about the best way to order different titles below to help expedite your order shipping or pickup.

Call the store and place an order with an associate at 310-559-2665 from 10 am - 3 pm Monday thru Saturday. (Detailed and prepared questions are helpful.)

When the order is ready we’ll let you know via email. Orders can be picked up or shipped.

We are working with a minimal staff to provide proper social distancing.

Orders that say "On Our Shelves Now" can take an average of  24 - 48 hours to be processed for pickup or shipping. Orders with books that are "Ordered In 1-5 days" can take an average of 7 - 10 days to be processed for pickup or shipping. 

Books that are in stock for pickup will say On Our Shelves Now.  Books that say Usually Ships In 1 - 5 Days must be special ordered. Due to the current Covid-19 crisis our distributors and shippers deliveries may be delayed longer than 1-5 days. 

Books that say Out of Print, Hard to Find, or Special Order are not available for us to order at this time.

Pickup orders can be any dollar amount. Orders to be shipped may require a higher shipping charge depending on the size and weight of the order. 

Select Ground Shipping as a shipping option for faster shipping (3-5 days average upon complete order availability) and any orders that include book sets, large quantities of books, or games and activity sets.

Select Media Mail as a shipping option for any standard book item. Media Mail is fourth class mail and can take 7 - 13 days average. It is not traceable and not insured.

To Pick Up Orders Contact-Free:

If driving or walking to pick up your order,  please park or enter in our rear parking lot and give us a call at 310-559-2665. Stay in your vehicle.

We will bring out your order and place it on the table. Please stay in your car until our associate has gone back inside. Please wear a mask and practice physical distancing when picking up if anyone else is in the parking lot. No pickups are allowed at our front entrance.

Our hours for contact free parking lot pickup are 10 am - 3 pm Monday thru Saturday.

We have a minimal staff filling orders to ensure our health security and we will do our best to have your online order ready as quickly as we can for shipping or pickup. If you require an order and pickup quickly then a phone order during pick up times is your best option. Thank you in advance for your patience.  

We appreciate your patience and understanding. We thank you all for your continued support of Children's Book World and independent bookstores.