An Update on Children's Book World Reopening

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 curbside pickup from 10 am - 2 pm Monday thru Friday. You can also order books to be shipped anywhere in the U.S. 

How it works:

Place your order here at (Recommended with both shipping and pickup options)

Order or ask questions via email at (Detailed information is best.)

Call the store at 310-559-2665 from 10 am -2 pm Monday thru Friday. (Detailed questions are best.)

When the order is ready we’ll let you know via email. Orders can be picked up or shipped. Orders that are in stock at the store can take up to 48 hours for processing for pickup or shipping. Orders that contain books to be special ordered can take a week or more to be processed for pickup or shipping.

Pickup orders will be ready when all books are in store for pickup including books that have been special ordered. 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. Order these titles separately if you need your order processed faster. Books that say Out of Print or Hard to Find are not able to be ordered. Pickup orders can be any dollar amount.

Shipping orders will be shipped from our book distributor if they are all available in one warehouse. Select UPS Ground as a shipping option for faster shipping (3-5 days average) and any orders that include book sets or Klutz activity books. 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. Orders to be shipped must be under a $75 subtotal or risk being cancelled.

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 pick are 10 am - 2 pm Monday thru Friday.

We have a minimal staff filling orders to ensure our health security and we will do our best to have your online order ready within 2 days if we have it in stock and 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.