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Address: 1356 S Fort Thomas Ave, Fort Thomas, KY 41075-2427
Phone Number: +1 859-781-0602
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Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Our nationally-recognized bookstore specializes in books for children and...

Our nationally-recognized bookstore specializes in books for children and young adults. We stock over 20,000 titles with quick access to over a million more in print. We also carry autographed and out-of-print books. If you need plush or puppets, we carry Folkmanis hand & finger puppets, as well as Gund and YOTTOY Children's literary character dolls. We also carry Maple Landmark wooden Name Trains. Other wonderful features of our store include the Great Green Room (which is modeled after the beloved book Goodnight Moon), the Great Teen Room, and a Secret Garden area where customers can relax and read books they've purchased or simply reflect on nature. A trolley sits in front of the store to commemorate and celebrate part of our local history, the #11 trolley.

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Best Book Shop in the City

This is the type of business that makes it VERY easy to "buy local". The owners have a passion for children's books and are extremely knowledgeable. The store is a house that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 August 2016
Beauregard70
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Fort Thomas, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is the type of business that makes it VERY easy to "buy local". The owners have a passion for children's books and are extremely knowledgeable. The store is a house that has been converted to a book store and it is jam packed with books - but still manages to be very organized. Visit the second floor and you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I love this bookstore. I used to visit this place when i was little so i know take my daughter to Blue Marble. She loves the upstairs and the great selection of books. Great place and friendly staff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

This bookstore is so much fun to visit. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. They can make suggestions and order needed items. Lots of personal attention. They often have authors visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

Whenever I am in the area, I stop at Blue Marble! It is an incredible destination. The staff is phenomenal! On my most recent visit, my children were not traveling with me (I live 6 hours away), and I relayed recent books my children enjoyed to staff member, Dave. I left with 14 books recommended by Dave -several of them... More 

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