Thursday, May 16, 2013
New England's largest children's bookstore has moved from Park Street to Main Street.
Park Street Books & Toys has relocated its new store to 504 Main Street. The first thing you notice when you walk into New England's largest children's bookstore, is the massive mural that starts at the door and winds upstairs to the second floor. The colorful and winding mural was created by Montana Gulbrand, a junior at Walpole High School who works at the store, and the customers are talking about it, says owner Jim James. "It's amazing and people really love it," said James who estimates it took Montana about 70 hours to complete the work. She and her friend Keiko are now creating another mural on the outside of the building, and will also do more painting inside. "It's a work in progress," James said of his new space. On a recent …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Tom Angleberger, author of new book "Art2 D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling" will be at Park Street Books on April 7.
On Sunday, Park Street Books and Toys will host Tom Angleberger, author of the "Origami Yoda" books and the new book "Art2 D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling," at the store located at 26 Park Street. The event will include lots of Origami folding and will take place today, Sunday, April 7, at 11:30 a.m. Angleberger has written a great and popular series of Star Wars-themed Origami books, and is sure to wow the audience with his paper folding skills.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Soon, very soon!
Park Street Books & Toys will soon be moving to its new location at 504 Main Street in Medfield. Owner Jim James said he is waiting for the occupancy permit which he hopes to receive in time to open in April. "If we receive the permit in time, we will be in our current location through Spring Break [April 13-21], then we will close for six days [April 14-19] and then open in our new location," James said. In addition to its extensive offerings of books and toys -- it is the largest children's bookstore in New England -- the store is now the headquarters for Medfield spirit wear and will host the community SCRIP box after the move. In May, Park Street Books & Toys will have a grand opening celebration some "with lots of fun and author …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Park Street Books & Toys will be the new home of SCRIP once the store moves to its new location.
SCRIP will soon be available for purchase and pick-up at Park Street Books & Toys once they move to their new 504 Main Street location. "We were asked by customers if we would take it over and we said we would love to," said Jim James, owner of the bookstore which he hopes to move in April. In the meantime, SCRIP cards are available for purchase directly through the schools or by contacting Cathy Chung at firstname.lastname@example.org. Until last month, Lord's Department Store had been the purchase/pick-up location for SCRIP since the program was established in Medfield. What is SCRIP? SCRIP is a kind of gift card program where people can purchase gift cards to hundreds of different businesses and a percentage of the face-value purchase price …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
You Ask, Patch Answers: With Lord's closing, where will I buy my Medfield sweatshirts and other spirit wear?
Since the announcement last week that Lord's Department Store will be closing in February, several Patch readers have asked... Question: Now that Lord's is closing, where will I buy my Medfield sweatshirts? Answer: Right down the street at Park Street Books and Toys. Jim James, owner of Park Street Books and Toys, said he has been asked several times to consider carrying Medfield spirit wear and he has agreed. "We will offer Spirit Wear because many customers have asked us to do so and it is a great fit for our store. We are excited to work with Juli Sinnett of Medfield and her company Swervepoint, to supply the clothing," he said. "We will offer a great selection at a reasonable price." James said he was sad to hear the news the downtown…
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The owners of Park Street Books have purchased the former Coldwell Banker building at 504 Main Street. They expect to move by early April.
New England's largest children's bookstore will soon be moving to a new space on Main Street. Jim and Teresa James of Park Street Books & Toys recently signed a purchase and sale agreement for the former Coldwell Banker building at 504 Main Street. Park Streets Books is expected to move from its 26 Park Street location, a stone's throw away from the new store, by late March or early April. Jim James said customers -- they receive about 200 a day -- are excited about the move and have already volunteered to line up along Park Street to hand boxes to one another as they make their way down Park Street and around the corner into the Main Street store. Though the new location is not much larger, James said, "To have everything in one …