North Berkeley has a fantastic children's bookstore near the intersection of Rose and MLK, near Fatapple's, but if you're not paying attention, you could miss it: Mr. Mopps Children's Books!
The store is long and narrow with a cozy reading chair in the back and some seating in the middle.
I was impressed by the delightfully large selection of board books along with the many shelves of other books for young readers.
During my visit, I was on a mission. I wanted to find books for my first grader and was given lots of personalized attention by the staff-person. She helped me determine the appropriate levels in a few different book series as well as some graphic novels that might also fit the bill.
I left with two hard cover books, many good ideas, and the desire to return with my first grader so he could see what floats his own boat.
1405 MLK Jr Way Berkeley
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