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 

Jim Aylesworth Takes Over Saturday!

On Saturday, April 22nd, Jim Aylesworth visits Kids Ink Bookstore from 11am to 1pm. 

From the shenanigans of Naughty Little Monkeys to the poignant history in My Grandfather's Coat, Aylesworth's ability to connect to the reader through the page continues to amaze. We're honored he can take the time to visit our store and meet his fans and their families.

Dan Gutman Signing

Dan Gutman, author of the Weird School and Genius Files series as well as multiple sports books, stops by Kids Ink Wednesday, April 12th, from 4-5pm! Say hello, get an autograph, and ring in the new outdoor sports season with someone who knows them like few do!

Get Ready for Bob Shea

The prolific writer and creator of children's books covering everything from rambunctious dinosaurs to confident mythological creatures, Bob Shea himself, will visit Kids Ink Bookstore on Thursday, March 23rd, from 4 to 5pm. His book Dinosaur vs. Mommy just came out with a board book edition, perfect for your own little reader!

Sarah Nicole Lemon Appearance

Come meet the debut YA author Sarah Nicole Lemon and check out her novel Done Dirt Cheap. She will be at Kids Ink on March 14th from 7-8pm. 

Some things to know about the author….

Michael Bornstein opens Kids Ink to Survivor's Club

Michael Bornstein, one of the youngest documented survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp liberated in 1945, and his daughter Debbie Bornstein-Holinstat have co-authored the memoir Survivor’s Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz. They will appear at Kids Ink Monday, May 1st, from 4-5pm, to discuss the book, answer questions, and autograph copies.  The book will be available for purchase at Kids Ink beginning March 7th.

Jan Brett Brings the Holiday Cheer!

Jan Brett will visit Kids Ink on Thursday, December 1st to read, sign books, and celebrate the release of her latest children’s story, Gingerbread Christmas. Jan will speak at 5pm and sign books after.

Nick Bruel Brings Bad Kitty to Work

Kids Ink Bookstore welcomes back Nick Bruel, author and illustrator of the Bad Kitty series! Beginning at 4pm on Monday, October 24th, Nick will be in our store to sign autographs, talk with fans, and prep us all of Halloween with his most recent hardcover, Bad Kitty Scaredy-Cat.

Gertie's Leaping to Kids Ink!

Every child wants to be great, but the determined girl Gertie Reese Foy needs to be great now, and she's got a plan to do it. Guests can learn all about it on Monday, October 10th, when Kate Beasley - author of Gertie's Leap to Greatness - visits Kids Ink for a reading and signing event from 3pm to 4:15pm. 

Mike Curato Brings the Elephant in the Room!

Children's literature prides itself with its plethora of plucky pachyderms, and we're pleased as punch to present the latest creator to populate the shelves. Little Elliot is a young polka-dotted elephant that's looking for adventures, Mike Curato is the author and illustrator behind him, and Kids Ink is where you can meet him on Sunday, September 18th, at 2pm!

It's Waldo Hunting Season Again!

Where’s Waldo? The question has occupied millions of minds for twenty-nine years now, since Martin Handford published the first book in 1987. Since then, the Where’s Waldo series continues to enjoy a cherished space on bookshelves everywhere. With almost 60 million copies printed in over 20 languages, Waldo is a true international icon that continues to keep audiences searching. The shops at 56th and Illinois St are taking this search to the next level in cooperation with Kids Ink Bookstore!


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