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

 Store Hours: Monday-Saturday  10am to 6:00pm, Thursdays until 7:00

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

Kamilla Benko Arrives at Kids Ink!

Kamilla Benko gallops into the world of YA publishing with her debut novel, The Unicorn Quest. Kids Ink lucked out enough to host one of the stops on her launch tour: Saturday, February 3rd, from 1-2:30 pm. 

Kamilla's from Indiana originally, but has been living in New York the past few years as an editor for children's books.

Ann M Martin Visits Glendale Library

Ann M. Martin will visit the Indianapolis Public Library’s Glendale location in partnership with Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore on Saturday, January 13th, 2018. Beginning at 2 pm, Ann will co-host a conversation about her works and process, answer audience questions, and sign copies of her books.

Our Holiday Open House Approaches!

As the year's end approaches, we're joining the rest of the shoppes at 56th & Illinois on Thursday, November 16th, in welcoming the new season. Each shop will have its own personal event or display, but we're lucky enough to have two amazing authors: Julie Segal-Walters and Rabbi Sandy Sasso, from 5:30-7pm!

Ridley Pearson Signing

Ridley Pearson, author of the Kingdom Keepers and Peter and the Starcatchers, will be at our story today, October 12th, from 4pm to 5:30pm!

We erroneously had it tagged on our calendar as the 19th. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

"Turtles All the Way Down" Lands Soon!

The wait is (almost) over! JOHN GREEN, the #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars, is back! Turtles All the Way Down releases on Tuesday, October 10th, and there's still time to reserve a SIGNED COPY on Day 1! 

It's Red & White, Can I Get a Clue? Waldo Season's Back!

Clean your glasses, prime your peepers, do whatever you've got to do to optimize your vision, because Waldo's running loose again in the shoppes of 56th and Illinois St! Kids Ink needs all young readers to report in and find him, and we can make it worth their time.

Summer Time, Story Time, Sum-Sum-Story Time!

Get your personal calendars out and your child’s cool clothes ready, because Story Time’s summer season is right around the corner, and oh-ho-ho we have plans!

Story Time is for kids 2-5 to experience reading, interact with each other and our staff, and for their parents/ guardians to socialize. All sessions begin at 9:30am and will be held at the store: 5619 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis, IN 46208. Spaces are limited, so be sure to CALL OUR STORE (317-255-2598) and reserve a spot.

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James and Kim Dean Bring Pete the Cat to Kids Ink

Visit Kids Ink Children's Bookstore on May 23rd between 4pm and 5pm to meet James and Kim Dean, the author-illustrator team that bring Pete the Cat to bookshelves!

Helen Frost & Rick Lieder

Poet Helen Frost and photographer Rick Lieder will visit Kids Ink on Thursday, May 4th from 4-5pm. 

These nature lovers have collaborated a lot over the years, Rick with captivating photos and Helen with inspiring poetry. Meet them and learn how they've worked together to bring the beauty of nature onto the printed page.

Independent Bookstore Day is Coming to Kids Ink!

Here's the breakdown for this national celebration of local booksellers!

Friday, April 28th

4:00—5:00  Cammie McGovern will discuss and sign her newest book, Chester and Gus, about the connection between an autistic boy and a dog. 

Saturday, April 29th


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