Interior photo of Kinder Book children's bookstore.
Hello! We're Kinder Books
Locally Owned
Everyone Welcome
Proudly Canadian

Inspire, learn, and grow!

Kinder Books facilitates learning and growth, building on children's natural curiosity to develop their sense of self through a joyful and fun exploration of books. Founder and owner Anne Uebbing connects with the community and supports education by offering children's literature that explores nuanced ideas on various topics.

It’s our mission to enrich & expand young minds with curated, relevant literature and thoughtful community engagement that contributes to a hopeful future.

Featured Artist: LeeChin

LeeChin, a self-taught artist and a stay-at-home mother to twin girls, found solace in painting
during a challenging phase of postpartum depression.

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Where's Waldo at River Market?

From July 1-31,2024, River Market transforms into a playground for families and adventure seekers with
"Where’s Waldo at River Market."

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Crafting with Paper Tubes

Join us local artist Lee Chin on July 20, from 10-noon, for a fun craft workshop for kids!

This free workshop is sponsored by Arts New West. Thank you, Arts New West!

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Illustration of Anne behind the Kinder Books counter.

Visit us in-store!

Located in the historic River Market at the New Westminster Quay
join us to browse titles and attend special events and workshops.

Working Hours

Monday & Tuesday 11-5
Wednesday & Thursday 11- 6
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10- 6

Store Location

101 - 810 Quayside Dr New Westminster, BC V3M 6B9

604-616-2653

Illustration by Nicholas Brancati

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Support Kinder Books with every purchase

Located in the historic River Market at the New Westminster Quay
join us to browse titles and attend special events and workshopExplore 400,000+ audiobooks.

Find great listens by browsing bestsellers, bookseller picks, and playlists; curated by expert booksellers, the Libro.fm team, influencers, and more.

Kinder Books is proud to partner with Libro.fm to give you a great audiobook experience.

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Happy Customers!

I love this bookstore, and I am so glad it expanded.

I buy books for my children here and gifts for others. I can ask for a book about emotions or about the rain, and the folks who work here pull several books for me to choose from. I love that they celebrate local work! The only place I buy books now and I 100% recommend.

Kinder Books is an amazing inclusive book store

They value indigenous authors and diverse perspectives. Anne is a thoughtful curator of meaningful, powerful books for children and adults that are perfect for a home or classroom collection. Her handmade, fair trade and locally sourced toys, cards, and art make perfect gifts. I love supporting this local business and highly recommend it to all.

A wonderful local book store for kids of all ages!

Many excellent options for books/toys and Anne (the owner) is so friendly and helpful. Anne also engages many local artists/authors to put on thoughtful and fun activities for families at the Quay - you can check out her website for these store events. A gem in New West!

Kinder Books is a fantastic shop...

...with a truly great selection of kids books (and many that I've gifted to adults and enjoyed myself).
Anne is tremendously accommodating of all my queries and most books, regardless of their genre, can be ordered through her store. Very pleased that Kinder Books has a standing place on the Quay.

The owner of this store is one of the kindest I have ever met.

She helped me above and beyond what was needed. I was unable to complete a transaction due to my own personal issues and she was still incredibly kind and understanding. I would recommend this place to anyone who comes to New West. It is a fantastic stop at the quay to get a quality read for yourself or a loved one.

Our favourite bookstore!

They have a wide range of beautifully illustrated books and a really thoughtful collection of toys and special items. Staff are super kind and knowledgeable. We visit often!
We recognize and respect that the land where we learn, live, work and play on is the traditional and unceded territory of the Halq'eméylem speaking Coast Salish peoples. This refers to a language group that more widely encompasses the Indigenous people who used and continue to use this land, and includes nations such as the Qayqayt, qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓(Kwantlen), Katzie,kʷikʷəƛw̓əm(Kwikwetlem), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm(Musqueam), Stó:lō, sc̓əwaθn məsteyəxʷ(Tsawwassen), and Tsleil-Waututh.