One thing we left behind when we reopened in our new location was our kitchen. We were NOT sad to bid the health department farewell,  but with a name like BOOKS AND COOKIES, we still NEEDED delicious treats for everyone! We’ve tested out a few different baker's...

January 12, 2015

Before I decided to downsize to this new (perfect) location, I polled some of our local famlies about what was most important to them in their Books and Cookies experience. The sense of community, the play area, activities for varying age ranges, birthday parties and b...

December 31, 2014

Wishing you love and laughter, good health and prosperity in 2015! We are thankful to have you as part of our growing community of book-loving, cookie-eating, enrichment-seeking families!


As a reminder, Books and Cookies will be closed tomorrow 1/1, but we will see you...

December 17, 2014


Bright Baby Touch and Feel Hanukkah Board book

by Roger Priddy

A perfect first board book to share with your baby to discover Hanukkah traditions.


Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel

Join in and sing the song with your little one!


Where Is Baby's Dreidel

by, Karen Katz

Baby wants t...

December 8, 2014

I had walked by this building a million times in my past and I always read the quote on the side of the building as I walked, “You are Beautiful” … a positive and joyful reminder. Like thousands of other locals and tourist walking on Main Street, I shot a selfie over m...

December 4, 2014

Every year, the Santa Monica Main Street Business Improvement Association organizes a night of shopping and holiday fun! Books and Cookies will be participating and staying open late for FREE Family Fun, Shopping, Discounts, Sweet Treats, Holiday Photo Booth and MORE! 


November 22, 2014

What does it mean to be Thankful and how do we share this concept with little ones? Books are a great place to start! Share these Books and Cookies favorites and inspire young minds towards gratitude.


Thanksgiving is For Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland


The Thankfu...

October 27, 2014

Join Foodstirs to create some spooky food crafts just in time for Halloween. Children will learn how to make their own spider cake pops that they can later gobble up! This fun and festive food craft will inspire children to get creative in the kitchen.


4 years + / $18...

October 22, 2014

Halloween does not have to be scary! Bring your babies, toddlers and big kids to Books and Cookies 4th annual SPOOKTACULAR Halloween Bash, Sunday October 26th from 10am-12pm for FUN, FUN, FUN! This event is a huge hit every year! Please RSVP to reserve a spot!


October 21, 2014

Babies are sponges and of course we want to make sure that we’re giving them great learning experiences.  Toy companies spend millions of dollars making you think that you need to buy them the newest, shiniest, flashiest toys to keep them happy, but in many cases simpl...

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