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

 Store Hours: Monday-Saturday  10am to 5:30pm, Thursdays until 7:00

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

New Dog Man Book!

Coming September 1st! 

Dog Man #9: Grime and Punishment

Call 317-255-25998 to Pre-order your copy and receive a FREE Dog Man/Cat Kid poster!!! 


Dog Man: Grime and Punishment: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #9) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator), Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338535624
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Graphix - September 1st, 2020




Thursday, June 11, 10:00am-7:00pm
Daily hours Monday through Saturday will be 10:00-5:30.Thursday nights ‘til 7:00pm.
Closed on Sunday

You, our loyal customers, have been
ordering by phone and online. We thank you for your support.

NOW you’re encouraged to return to the inside of our special bookstore. Come in and enjoy for yourself the new books; remember the stories in the old books. Browse.


In an effort to keep us all healthy, we are asking you to wear a mask, maintain your social distance and observe the “suggestion signs.”

Sadly we've had to put our beloved train table away for now.


*** If you’re not comfortable coming in, we would still welcome the opportunity help you over the phone. 317-255-2598

We are still offering CURBSIDE pick-up and free delivery within 10 miles. 

Online ordering is available at this website and also on

Be well and read! 



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

Where's Waldo?

Join us at Kids Ink Children's Bookstore for a virtual Where's Waldo hunt

July 22nd to August 12th

Take a photo of any Where's Waldo book, or pick up a printed Waldo from Kids Ink (yes, we can give you a sheet or sheets doing curbside pick-up).

 Waldo doesn’t have to travel anywhere.  Think about where you might find him in your home, yard, or neighborhood.

You can also print your own sheet from the link below.

Reopening News

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: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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

Symphony Swings Out "Jungle Jam"!

Join Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's Victoria Kinter Griswold & illustrator Sharon Vargo at Kids Ink on Saturday, November 2nd from 11 to noon so you can play with children-sized violins, a chance to win show tickets, and get your hands on their latest print collaboration, Monkey's Jungle Jam!
Monkey's Jungle Jam cover

Will Hillenbrand's "Mighty Reader" Swooping In!

Will Hillenbrand - author & illustrator of children's books including Santa's Story and Down By The Station - will be at Kids Ink Tuesday, October 22nd from 4-5pm to sign books, meet readers, and answer questions about his latest picture book, Mighty Reader and the Big Freeze!

Mighty Reader and the Big Freeze Cover

Spend the Night with "Wake Up, Woods"!

Anyone trying to order a copy through the website, CALL THE STORE (317-255-2598)! Our online store isn't able to process orders for this title. Sorry for the inconvenience!


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