Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore - 5619 N. Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 - Email:   

Temporary Store Hours: Monday-Saturday  10am to 5:30pm

Store: 317-255-2598 - Fax: 317-254-0832 - School and Library Division: 317-254-0830

Closed to Walk-In Traffic



 Beginning today, March 18, the store will be staffed from ten to five-thirty Monday through Saturday but our doors will be closed. Please call at 317-255-2598 for delivery of those special books and toys. We can deliver to your home, or we'll ship for a nominal fee.

In almost 34 years, we have never varied our hours or closed except for a few snow storms. Consequently, this is an incredibly painful decision and one not made easily. Ultimately, your health and the health of the amazing Kids Ink staff is most important.

Be well and read! 

Watch for our posts about new books, new puppets, and soon new Playmobil.


Kids Ink is now part of! Audiobooks is another option to enjoy good literature. 

Go to this link:, enter your info and choose our store to get started. 

For more information click on our Whats New??? page

Rob Harrell signing of Wink April 5, 2:00pm

UPDATE: Rob is going to sign books, but it will not be an open event. Please follow the instructions below on how to get your signed copy shipped to you. 

Rob Harrell will be at Kids Ink, Sunday, April 5, at 2:00pm to sign his newest book Wink  If you can't attend the event, we are happy to ship you a signed copy of Wink.  

Add the books to your cart, fill out all the information and in the comment section put Signed Copy.  If you want the book personalized include the name to be used. 


All books ordered on the website will receive TWO special gifts: A Proud Batpig pin with bookmark, and a guitar pick necklace!

About Wink: A hilarious and heartwrenching story about surviving middle school–and an unthinkable diagnosis–while embracing life’s weirdness.

Thank you for supporting Kids Ink and Rob Harrell.

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Wink Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984815149
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - March 31st, 2020

Upcoming Story Time Schedule and Themes

An Evening with Nikki Grimes

Individuals of all ages are invited for a presentation by New York Times bestselling author Nikki Grimes on April 24th from 6-8pm at the Indianaplis Public Central Library. She has enriched the world of literature for children and young adults with more than 80 books, including "Bronx Masquerade," "Words With Wings," "Between the Lines" and "Ordinary Hazards."


McFadden Lecture Series

Award-winning illustrator and author Kadir Nelson will present the Library's 43rd annual McFadden Lecture on April 30th from 7-9pm at the Warren Performing Arts Center. Nelson received the 2020 Caldecott Medal for children's book illustration, the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, and Newbery Honor for "The Undefeated" written by Kwame Alexander.

Kids Ink will be on hand selling books for the event.

Children's Book Week

Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading.
Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Join us May 4-10 for fun activities!! 


Independent Bookstore Day

Independent Bookstore Day, the national celebration of independent bookstores, will take place on April 25. 

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Leah Johnson Launch June 9, 6:30pm

Leah Johnson will be at Kids Ink on June 9th from 6:30-8pm to launch her new book "You Should See Me In A Crown".

If you can't attend the event, we are happy to ship you a signed copy of You Should See Me In A Crown.  

Add the books to your cart, fill out all the information and in the comment section put Signed Copy.  If you want the book personalized include the name to be used. 

If you are coming to the event and want a book held, chose pick up at store and pay at store!

With every preorder from Kids Ink Children's Bookstore you'll receive: 

A Signed copy of You Should See Me In A Crown, A limited edition You Should See Me In A Crown postcard print, A "Vote for Liz Lighty" bookmark


You Should See Me in a Crown Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338503265
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Scholastic Press - June 2nd, 2020

Troy Cummings Signing

What happens when the main character from "Can I Be Your Dog?" finds a new friend?

Find out the answer when Troy Cummings talks about and signs his new book "I Found a Kitty!" Sunday March 8th at 2pm

Also joining us will be Cats Haven kitty representative Captain Morgan! 

We will be collecting cat food, litter and supplies during the event. 

I Found A Kitty! Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984831866
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020


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