Wednesday, September 1, 2010


If you guys are anything like our little family, you've been going really stir crazy in this heat!  We are so frustrated because we really can't get to our favorite outdoors haunts in this hot weather.  We've been spending a lot of time at in home play dates and at the mall, but we're constantly looking for new places to explore when the weather is ridiculously hot.  Well, today we found another great spot.

What it is: Borders is a huge bookstore just south of I-40 on 15-501.  We had never checked out the kids' area, and it was great.  They had a huge varied selection of children's books.  They also had toys, puzzles, games, stuffed animals, sticker books, and lots of other goodies that kids will enjoy looking at.  My son was stuck at the basket of stuffed animals just as you enter the kids area for a good portion of our visit.  However, when he did migrate in, we found countless books and goodies to look at as well as a bead table to enjoy.  They also have a Seattle's Best Coffee near the kids area so that the mommies can get a treat as well.  We also discovered that they have a storytime on Wednesdays at 10am, so we can't wait to check that out.

What we liked: It's huge, full of books, and air conditioned!  Perfect for hot days like today.  Their selection of kids' books was really good.  They had a wide variety from board books to cookbooks to activity books.  There were books and activties that appeal to a wide age range.  However, I didn't see their section on young adult books so I can't speak on what that selection was like.  I also liked that they had some other goodies besides books like games and puzzles to look at.  The coffee is also a nice touch. 

What we would change:  There were only two minor details that we had trouble with.  First, there were some shelves that were a little sharp and positioned right at two year old head height.  Secondly, there was an emergency exit door at the back of the section with a push button strangely positioned at toddler height--way too tempting!

Website and other important information:


Address: 1807 Fordham Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Phone Number: 919.929.8332


Monday - Thursday 09:00 am to 10:00 pm 
Friday - Saturday 09:00 am to 11:00 pm 
Sunday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm


(The outside of the store)

(A view of the whole kids' area as we walked up)

(Some of the games and stuffed animals available)

(A stand with some non-book goodies)

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