Ordering Books for Pick Up or Shipping

Children’s Book World is open for in store visits. Our store hours continue to be 10 am -5 pm, Monday - Saturday. 

Please read our store visit policies:

  • Masks are required for any person 2 years and older. Because children are not able to be vaccinated, our store is maintaining a firm mask policy for all customers regardless of vaccination status to ensure a safe environment for our youngest visitors.

  • Per California State Guidelines: "the following settings where masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status: Indoors in K-12 schools, childcare, and other youth settings." 

  • Children of all ages are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult and children 2+ must be in a mask. 

  • Please enter from our back parking lot (in the alley, accessible from Manning or Prosser). We will be using this entrance until further notice.

  • We currently have a capacity of 8 individuals. If we are at capacity, you will need to wait outside in our tented waiting area or in your car.

  • Phone and online orders are still available, and order pickup will still be in our back parking lot. 

  • We will no longer be taking appointments after June 1st. We will happily continue to accommodate customers who are unable to shop in-person with limited Zoom appointments upon request, please call 310-559-2665.

We appreciate your continued support. You can also order books to be shipped anywhere in the U.S. 

How online and phone ordering works:

Place your order online here at childrensbookworld.com with options for store or parking lot pickup and shipping anywhere in the U.S.

Call the store and place an order with an associate at 310-559-2665 from 10 am - 5 pm Mon - Sat. If you require an order and pickup quickly (day of orders) then a phone order or store visit can be your best option.

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

Order items that say "On Our Shelves Now or Recently" take an average of  24 - 48 hours to be processed for pickup or shipping.

Orders with items that say "Not In Stock But May Be Ordered" can take an average of 3-10 days to be processed for pickup or shipping depending on availability. 

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 non-local 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 for any standard book items as a local shipping option or for a less expensive non-local option. Media Mail is fourth class mail and can take 7 - 13 days average for non-local shipments and 3 - 5 days for local shipments. Media mail orders are traceable but are not insured.

To Pick Up Orders at Store or Contact-Free Parking Lot Pickup:

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. 

For parking lot pickup we will bring out your order and place it on the pickup table.  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.

In store pickup is available during normal business hours when current customer capacity allows for access.

Our hours for store and parking lot pickup are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday thru Saturday.

If you require an order and pickup quickly (day of orders) then a phone order or store visit during our business hours is your best option.   

We appreciate your patience and understanding. We thank you all for your continued support of Children's Book World and shopping with independence/ts.