About The Reading Bug


We're children's booksellers on a mission...

Find us at www.thereadingbug.com

The Reading Bug is a family-owned, independent, children's bookstore in San Carlos, CA.  We've created the Reading Bug Box to extend the reach and mission of our independent bookstore store outside of our community - and help connect families and grow imaginations across the globe!

The Reading Bug is a bookstore - with actual books - located in San Carlos, CA. Our knowledgeable staff has a passion for connecting the right book to the right reader, and despite increasing pressure from massive online retailers, our personalized, experience-based approach to bookselling has helped us to thrive.

We're book-lovers, book experts and book-junkies - and through our store, we're constantly speaking, in person, with kids, educators, customers, publishers and authors to identify the latest-and-greatest in children's literature. We've had recent visits from award-winning authors and illustrators including Tommy dePaola (Strega Nona, The Art Lesson), Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters), Brandon Mull (Fablehaven, Spirit Animals), Anna Dewdney (Llama Llama Red Pajamas), Jane O'Connor & Robin Preiss Glasser (Fancy Nancy), Mac Barnett (Extra Yarn, Oh No!), and Tom Lichtenheld (Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site).

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The Reading Bug Box is a subscription box that matches the best in children's literature and other educational extras to your child's age, gender, interests and reading level - ensuring that each delivery gets children and their parents excited about reading, learning and discussing new topics. From read-aloud books for the whole family to enjoy, to early-reader and chapter series for new readers, the Reading Bug Box will grow with your child, adjusting and improving as they acquire new skills and interests.