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Just Announced – Barefoot Books ‘Boutique’ in F.A.O. Schwarz-Manhattan!

Posted by Talula on April 6, 2008

HOT OFF THE PRESS NEWS FLASH! OUR BAREFOOT BOOKS BOUTIQUE IS OPEN FOR BUSINESESS!The Grand Opening is set for Thursday October 2, 2008  with Family Day Celebration on Saturday October 5, 2008 — So make your plans to visit our shop on the second floor of F.A.O. SCHWARZ in Manhattan when you visit New York City.


The latest industry news on Barefoot Books has been announced. It’s Official! We have partnered with F.A.O. Schwarz to create an in-house ’boutique’ within their NYC landmark toy store in Manhattan!  

Soon  Now travelers to NYC will be able to visit our very own Barefoot Books Boutique within this world-renowned toy store which became the inspiration for the recent movie Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium set in a magical fantasy version of the store. The Fifth Avenue site was also used in one of the Home Alone movie series. The very real ‘magic’ of this children’s dream of a toy store was captured well in the Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium film, showing the wonder and admiration from the millions of children (and adults) world-wide who have made the almost mythical store a destination trip for traveling with children to New York city, especially during the fall holiday season. Viewing the movie (with or without a child by your side) might give you a sneak peek into the store if you have never been lucky enough to visit it while in New York. Or you might want to just browse the F.A.O. Schwarz online store to look around. 

FYI: The Barefoot Books Boutique is now OPEN on the second floor of F.A.O. Schwarz toy store!

Barefoot Books corporate headquarters has just announced this new partnership with famous F.A.O. Schwarz toy store and is in the planning stages for our very own Barefoot Books ‘Boutique’  inside the famed Manhattan (NYC) location. 

Here within the ranks of ‘Barefoot Insiders’, we are just now hearing about all the plans rolling out for the Barefoot ‘Boutique’, for the space providing the ability to showcase our products and partnerships in their Special Events rooms, and to share their commitment for high-quality items for children and collectors world-wide.

The NYC landmark store on Fifth Avenue will be the location of our entry into the 145 year-old legendary world of F.A.O. Schwarz and the source of it’s globe-spanning enchantment for those who have strolled through the well-known front doors guarded by their giant toy soldiers into an amazing wonderland of childhood fantasy.     

F.A.O. Schwarz has used this ’boutique’  design previously with great success in their themed stores-within-a-store  for Harry Potter, Barbie, Lego, Hot wheels, American Kennel Club, Noble Collection, Steiff Bears, and Madame Alexander dolls; and several others which delight the many fans of these much sought after dolls, books, toys, and games. We at Barefoot are thrilled to be among the companies chosen to highlight these specialty niches for children & adults looking for high-quality, conciencious products in the children’s book & toy market. Our diverse multi-cultural stories, classics, faerytales, and simple toddler bordbooks; all  with their absolutely gorgeous illustrations, combine art & story in elegant picture books for children of all ages. Many of our award-winning titles have become collector’s items already, and Barefoot Books has only been in  business for 15 years; a mere baby in the publishing world.

To learn more about our Barefoot Books products and awards, click here to go to my online store>  http://www.talulaswagon.com

This partnership will bring a huge spotlight onto Barefoot Books, bringing us to the forefront as a sterling publisher of award-winning quality picture books in young children’s literature; and will be the springboard to our upcoming launch into the world of YA (Young Adult) chapter-books genre in late 2008 or early 2009.  We look forward to the exposure and expansion possibilities which will surely result due to this fantastic combining of our two companies in this venture.

I will keep you posted on developments as they arrive in my message boxes.


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Read A Children’s Book This Week! “Children’s Book Week” Nov 12-16, 2007

Posted by Talula on November 13, 2007

This week is “Children’s Book Week” as designated by The illustrius Children’s Book Council  (advisors to public and private school’s libarians and teachers). So spend some time with your child and read a book with them that you have never read before, or read one that you have read with them a hundred times.  

Or you could even read your favorite children’s books when your children are not around; I won’t tell if you don’t!

Here are a few that I have found that are really rollicking good fun to read with one or more kids! And they all have bonus  CD’s with them to play in the car when the travel time gets a little rough. 

1) Animal Boogie Paperback (also in Spanish w/Spanish CD)   Illustrator: Debbie Harter <Barefoot Books> $9.99

2) The Journey Home from Grandpa’s (w/CD) author: Jemima Lumley <Barefoot Books>                              $9.99

3) The Farmyard Jamboree (Chilean Tale w/CD)   <Barefoot Books>                                                                   $9.99

4) We All Go Traveling By    (w/CD)   author:Sheena Roberts  <Barefoot Books>                                               $9.99 

all of these can be found at my website in the links (Barefoot Books) to order online.       Tuesday I will give you a list of Lullabies and Fairy Tales to send your little ones off to Dreamland while they listen to the sound of your voice or the soft music on the CD’s.   

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