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A confession: I've never been inside Curious George Books & Toys with a child in tow. I just can't resist the colorful space packed full of charming educational delights. I knew I was in love when I saw that they had a full shelf of mythology and folklore picture books. The stock seems very well-made: these are the kind of toys that can last through generations (unlike that one bop-it which died halfway through a birthday party in 1997). You might think you??re immune from purchases if you don??t have children, but the toys are so insidiously adorable that you should only enter if you??re willing and able to live vicariously through a niece, nephew, or neighbor child.

Curious George Books & Toys is also the only place in metro Boston where I could find juggling balls, and the fact that the ones I found there were decorated like matzah balls made the whole search worthwhile.

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★★★★★

A confession: I've never been inside Curious George Books & Toys with a child in tow. I just can't resist the colorful space packed full of charming educational delights. I knew I was in love when I saw that they had a full shelf of mythology and folklore picture books. The stock seems very well-made: these are the kind of toys that can last through generations (unlike that one bop-it which died halfway through a birthday party in 1997). You might think you??re immune from purchases if you don??t have children, but the toys are so insidiously adorable that you should only enter if you??re willing and able to live vicariously through a niece, nephew, or neighbor child.

Curious George Books & Toys is also the only place in metro Boston where I could find juggling balls, and the fact that the ones I found there were decorated like matzah balls made the whole search worthwhile.

Pros: toy store with a soul, great books, matzah juggling balls

Cons: can be pricey

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This is a wonderful store and was our first stop off of the train. Visiting from Chicago, we couldn't wait to bring our children into the store as we had fond memories of the place from when we visited childless and in Cambridge many years ago. Unfortunately on this visit, before I could even explore beyond the first row items, I noticed a lady who worked in the store hovering over my son and me. My son being 16 months old and curious himself, was gently touching the toys and books that were at eye level. I was right next to him, ensuring he was not hurting anything. At first, seeing this woman who works in or owns or manages the store, hovering over us, I didn't think much. But then when she snatched a toy away and with her non verbals acted as if we opened it, I began to wonder. Then, my son clearly committed the unpardonable sin by picking up a dolly bottle and put it in his mouth for a second. Upon seeing this, this woman said "I wouldn't DO THAT..." in what was a judgemental and cruel tone. She then proceeded to ask me which bottle he had placed in his mouth because she needed to wash it. This shocked me and I calmly asked her if she didn't want us there. When asked, she said "well, I noticed he has a cold and..."that was enough for me. This crazy GERM O PHOBE was stalking us in the store because my innocent little guy had a slight cold and she didn't want him touching anything in the store. At that point, I told her we understand when we aren't welcome, and that she had offended me greatly. When I asked her if this was her store, she said yes. Whether the owner, or the manager, I'm not sure. All I know is that she was very offensive to a pro-reading, book and child loving, respectful of others family. I love the shop, and wouldn't have left empty handed by a long shot, so she lost a sale of at LEAST $100. The saddest part though is that her rude and hurtful treatment of me, and my baby son, ruined my day, and made me think all day about how disappointing it was that something we were looking so forward to could have be ruined by such a cruel person. I am not one of these parents who thinks my children should be allowed to mess wherever they go. Maybe she gets so many customers who are this way that she is worn down.All I know is that the Curious George bookstore in Cambridge should have a sign out front that says "curious children and children with colds are NOT welcome." Thank you very little for a hurtful experience.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is a wonderful store and was our first stop off of the train. Visiting from Chicago, we couldn't wait to bring our children into the store as we had fond memories of the place from when we visited childless and in Cambridge many years ago. Unfortunately on this visit, before I could even explore beyond the first row items, I noticed a lady who worked in the store hovering over my son and me. My son being 16 months old and curious himself, was gently touching the toys and books that were at eye level. I was right next to him, ensuring he was not hurting anything. At first, seeing this woman who works in or owns or manages the store, hovering over us, I didn't think much. But then when she snatched a toy away and with her non verbals acted as if we opened it, I began to wonder. Then, my son clearly committed the unpardonable sin by picking up a dolly bottle and put it in his mouth for a second. Upon seeing this, this woman said "I wouldn't DO THAT..." in what was a judgemental and cruel tone. She then proceeded to ask me which bottle he had placed in his mouth because she needed to wash it. This shocked me and I calmly asked her if she didn't want us there. When asked, she said "well, I noticed he has a cold and..."that was enough for me. This crazy GERM O PHOBE was stalking us in the store because my innocent little guy had a slight cold and she didn't want him touching anything in the store. At that point, I told her we understand when we aren't welcome, and that she had offended me greatly. When I asked her if this was her store, she said yes. Whether the owner, or the manager, I'm not sure. All I know is that she was very offensive to a pro-reading, book and child loving, respectful of others family. I love the shop, and wouldn't have left empty handed by a long shot, so she lost a sale of at LEAST $100. The saddest part though is that her rude and hurtful treatment of me, and my baby son, ruined my day, and made me think all day about how disappointing it was that something we were looking so forward to could have be ruined by such a cruel person. I am not one of these parents who thinks my children should be allowed to mess wherever they go. Maybe she gets so many customers who are this way that she is worn down.All I know is that the Curious George bookstore in Cambridge should have a sign out front that says "curious children and children with colds are NOT welcome." Thank you very little for a hurtful experience.

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I don't love this shop in Harvard Square. The toys on the first floor are cute but more the sort of thing that is fun to look at. I have been in this store many times and never been moved to actually purchase anything. I also don't remember being impressed with the book selection but I'll cede to the rest of the reviews here because I can't really remember if I was just browsing or seriously looking for books. A fun store to walk through but not one where I'd put down any money.

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★★★☆☆

I don't love this shop in Harvard Square. The toys on the first floor are cute but more the sort of thing that is fun to look at. I have been in this store many times and never been moved to actually purchase anything. I also don't remember being impressed with the book selection but I'll cede to the rest of the reviews here because I can't really remember if I was just browsing or seriously looking for books. A fun store to walk through but not one where I'd put down any money.

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This place is just darling. It's a kid-friendly store specializing in children's books. Also great for us older kids who never get tired of reading those classic children's novels. The prices are typical for a bookstore selling new books, and the staff is friendly and helpful. They also sell a few toys and stuffed animals. A great place to visit!

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★★★★☆

This place is just darling. It's a kid-friendly store specializing in children's books. Also great for us older kids who never get tired of reading those classic children's novels. The prices are typical for a bookstore selling new books, and the staff is friendly and helpful. They also sell a few toys and stuffed animals. A great place to visit!

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If you find some book stores kids sections lacking - look no more. This is the place to be. Its fun and whimsical decor is inviting to kids of all ages. They have two levels of merchandise. Books of all kinds and even some fun toys. I have found alot of hard to find kids toys for stocking stuffers. Prices are very reasonalbe. If you work for Harvard or are a student you will qualify for a discount. Your best bet is to commute here there is very little parking.

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★★★★☆

If you find some book stores kids sections lacking - look no more. This is the place to be. Its fun and whimsical decor is inviting to kids of all ages. They have two levels of merchandise. Books of all kinds and even some fun toys. I have found alot of hard to find kids toys for stocking stuffers. Prices are very reasonalbe. If you work for Harvard or are a student you will qualify for a discount. Your best bet is to commute here there is very little parking.

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Wordsworth offers a wide selection of books in a unique bookstore right in the heart of Harvard Square. It does not offer the cafe and other amenities that are being offered at Barnes and Noble or Borders bookstores these days, but they do have a wide selection of books, and that's what a bookstore should be for anyways. Given the layout of the store, it can sometimes be a bit more difficult to find a book you are interested in than in some modern bookstores, but it is an excellent store for browsing.

PROS: Wide selection
CONS: No cafe

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★★★★☆

Wordsworth offers a wide selection of books in a unique bookstore right in the heart of Harvard Square. It does not offer the cafe and other amenities that are being offered at Barnes and Noble or Borders bookstores these days, but they do have a wide selection of books, and that's what a bookstore should be for anyways. Given the layout of the store, it can sometimes be a bit more difficult to find a book you are interested in than in some modern bookstores, but it is an excellent store for browsing.

PROS: Wide selection
CONS: No cafe

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I just left Curious George Goes to Wordsworth with Harry Potter, Beverly Cleary and Mark Twain books. . They have a great selection. I now know where to go for these books. I will be back my friend and I will tell others. Thanks. Curious George isn't only just a bookstore; it's also awash in gifts--plush animals, puzzles, games, finger puppets, tutus and fireman hats. Also they have a nearby good parking place.

PROS: Good selection
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★★★★☆

I just left Curious George Goes to Wordsworth with Harry Potter, Beverly Cleary and Mark Twain books. . They have a great selection. I now know where to go for these books. I will be back my friend and I will tell others. Thanks. Curious George isn't only just a bookstore; it's also awash in gifts--plush animals, puzzles, games, finger puppets, tutus and fireman hats. Also they have a nearby good parking place.

PROS: Good selection
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This is right off the Harvard T stop, which is a good thing, since you can't find parking around the area. They have two levels of books and some of the greatest toys for kids. Great selection of items for all ages. You'll feel like a kid in here.

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★★★★★

This is right off the Harvard T stop, which is a good thing, since you can't find parking around the area. They have two levels of books and some of the greatest toys for kids. Great selection of items for all ages. You'll feel like a kid in here.

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Walk into Curious George and you walk into a magical world that delights children and captivates the young at heart. The friendly staff is quick to recommend the latest new kids book or toy and kids are encouraged to play with the display toys. The bright interior is a welcome break during a snowy winter day in Cambridge and a fun trip out for the whole family.

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★★★★★

Walk into Curious George and you walk into a magical world that delights children and captivates the young at heart. The friendly staff is quick to recommend the latest new kids book or toy and kids are encouraged to play with the display toys. The bright interior is a welcome break during a snowy winter day in Cambridge and a fun trip out for the whole family.

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I love going into Curious George goes to Wordsworth bookstore because it's fun and not stuffy. In addition to books, the store sells toys, puzzles, and children's bedroom items. The store is ultra cute with Curious George figures hanging from practically anything and everything in the store. It's a fun place to go if you need a few moments away from life as an adult. It really makes you reminiscent of childhood.

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★★★★★

I love going into Curious George goes to Wordsworth bookstore because it's fun and not stuffy. In addition to books, the store sells toys, puzzles, and children's bedroom items. The store is ultra cute with Curious George figures hanging from practically anything and everything in the store. It's a fun place to go if you need a few moments away from life as an adult. It really makes you reminiscent of childhood.

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Boston and Cambridge are both huge college towns - however, if you happen to be raising a family in the area sometimes it can be hard to find family friendly activities. Curious George is a great place to visit among the bustle of Harvard Square, where parking is not impossible and the store itself is a stone's throw from the T station. There are weekly activities scheduled for children including reading hours and other fun stuff. Whenever I've gone in to find presents for younger people I always leave happy. Definitely recommend!

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Boston and Cambridge are both huge college towns - however, if you happen to be raising a family in the area sometimes it can be hard to find family friendly activities. Curious George is a great place to visit among the bustle of Harvard Square, where parking is not impossible and the store itself is a stone's throw from the T station. There are weekly activities scheduled for children including reading hours and other fun stuff. Whenever I've gone in to find presents for younger people I always leave happy. Definitely recommend!

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Even the name of this store makes me happy. The store is creative, beautiful, and has great books for children. I always go to shop for my sister there. It is a very colorful and child-friendly place, with a great selection of all kinds of books. This bright yellow place is a Harvard Square institution.

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★★★★☆

Even the name of this store makes me happy. The store is creative, beautiful, and has great books for children. I always go to shop for my sister there. It is a very colorful and child-friendly place, with a great selection of all kinds of books. This bright yellow place is a Harvard Square institution.

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This is one of Harvard Square's little known attractions. A lot of people believe that this store is merely dedicated to selling products having to do with Curious George. That is not true, though the name of the store is Curious George goes to Wordsworth. But, they have an excellent selection of children's books AND curious george memerobilia. It's a great place to go by yourself, or with kids.

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★★★★★

This is one of Harvard Square's little known attractions. A lot of people believe that this store is merely dedicated to selling products having to do with Curious George. That is not true, though the name of the store is Curious George goes to Wordsworth. But, they have an excellent selection of children's books AND curious george memerobilia. It's a great place to go by yourself, or with kids.

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Curious George Goes To Wordsworth is a children's book store in Harvard Square. It has the best selection of children's books I have every seen anywhere. Along with the books they also carry accessories, decorations, some toys, and stuffed animals of famous book characters. It is always tons of fun for kids and adults a like to visit Curious George's.

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★★★★☆

Curious George Goes To Wordsworth is a children's book store in Harvard Square. It has the best selection of children's books I have every seen anywhere. Along with the books they also carry accessories, decorations, some toys, and stuffed animals of famous book characters. It is always tons of fun for kids and adults a like to visit Curious George's.

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Curious George Goes To Wordsworth is located in the heart of Harvard Square and has an amazing selection of children's literature. The moment you walk into the store you know that your children will want to read and explore all that the store has to offer. The workers are extremely helpful and are well trained in children's books.

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Curious George Goes To Wordsworth is located in the heart of Harvard Square and has an amazing selection of children's literature. The moment you walk into the store you know that your children will want to read and explore all that the store has to offer. The workers are extremely helpful and are well trained in children's books.

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This is a great kids bookstore to browse in. There are all the classics, as well as more current books, and also a good selection of little toys, stuffed animals, etc. The staff has been knowledgeable in my experience, and in general it is just a nice happy place to go wander through. Kids will love it.

5
★★★★★

This is a great kids bookstore to browse in. There are all the classics, as well as more current books, and also a good selection of little toys, stuffed animals, etc. The staff has been knowledgeable in my experience, and in general it is just a nice happy place to go wander through. Kids will love it.

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With a large selection of books and toys for every age child and a friendly staff this store is hard to beat. It is always a fun place to stop in and browse even if you are an adult.

As far as I know it is the only Curious George themed store in the world and one of a few children's book stores in the boston area.

PROS: cute store, large selection, nice staff
CONS: kind of pricey sometimes

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★★★★☆

With a large selection of books and toys for every age child and a friendly staff this store is hard to beat. It is always a fun place to stop in and browse even if you are an adult.

As far as I know it is the only Curious George themed store in the world and one of a few children's book stores in the boston area.

PROS: cute store, large selection, nice staff
CONS: kind of pricey sometimes

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This is a great place to shop for childrens/young adults books. The decor is very kid friendly and the selection surpasses most stores i've been to. Highly recommended!

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★★★★★

This is a great place to shop for childrens/young adults books. The decor is very kid friendly and the selection surpasses most stores i've been to. Highly recommended!

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Even though the adult version of Wordstworth was put out of business, I"m so glad that the children's branch, in a much more prominant location than its adult counterpart for sure, is still thriving. The decor is bright and happy and kid- friendly; the essential childhood books are contained within these walls as well as new classics. You cannot go into this store and not be happy.

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★★★★★

Even though the adult version of Wordstworth was put out of business, I"m so glad that the children's branch, in a much more prominant location than its adult counterpart for sure, is still thriving. The decor is bright and happy and kid- friendly; the essential childhood books are contained within these walls as well as new classics. You cannot go into this store and not be happy.

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Curious George's is a fun place for children to begin their reading experiences, and even funner for adults buying the books. Located in Harvard Square, this bright bookstore has more than just the Curious George series. Stuffed animals, crafts, and children's books of all levels are everywhere. While it is small, I recommend circling the upstairs a few times as it is packed with merchandise. Downstairs is a clearence section where the customer will find good bargins (especially out of season). Whether or not you are shopping for children, stopping in will make you feel like a kid again.

PROS: Location, merchandise, prices
CONS: Small space

5
★★★★★

Curious George's is a fun place for children to begin their reading experiences, and even funner for adults buying the books. Located in Harvard Square, this bright bookstore has more than just the Curious George series. Stuffed animals, crafts, and children's books of all levels are everywhere. While it is small, I recommend circling the upstairs a few times as it is packed with merchandise. Downstairs is a clearence section where the customer will find good bargins (especially out of season). Whether or not you are shopping for children, stopping in will make you feel like a kid again.

PROS: Location, merchandise, prices
CONS: Small space

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I went into this bookstore to get a book for my nephew and they had such a good selection of books for kids. All the books I grew up reading were there and with such a selection, you'll be able to find a book that really will make a young kid happy.

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★★★★★

I went into this bookstore to get a book for my nephew and they had such a good selection of books for kids. All the books I grew up reading were there and with such a selection, you'll be able to find a book that really will make a young kid happy.

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