Children's Book Cellar

Business Type: Bookstore

52 Main Street
Waterville, Maine 04901

Phone: (207) 872-4543


June - Dec: Monday- noon to 5 pm and
Tuesday through Saturday- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jan - May: Tuesday through Saturday- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Children's Book Cellar has been in business in downtown Waterville since 1987. As well as current titles and the classics, it features toys, puzzles and games. Among the lines carried are: playmobil, Siku, Melissa & Doug, Gund, and Lauri. Children's Book Cellar can also special order most (in print) books, not just children's books.

Specialties: children's books, games, toys

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kitapbigi's picture

This store has one fine

This store has one fine independent movie program, great author meet-and-greet programs, and of course, readings. One distinctive activity this particular bookstore did was to publish, in large poster format, the statement the owner wrote declaring that they refused to hand over their customer list when Homeland Security came knocking, asking for a list of what customers read certain books for "investigative" purposes shortly after September 11, 2001 and the passage of the Patriot Act. The were involved in a lawsuit about this issue and, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), WON! The case was pretty high-profile in the area and gave me faith and hope that the small businesses and liberty can prevail!

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MothersMoon's picture

wonderful shop!

I have been a customer for a very long time, and especially appreciate the special orders I place arriving so quickly!

Dawnella Sutton

Mothers Moon: nurturing mother, child & planet

The Barefoot Storyteller: nurturing your child's imagination

ChildrensBookCellar's picture


Thank you for joining IndieBound and for your nice comments about CBC.

Ellen @ Children's Book Cellar

SLHaines's picture

Children's Book Cellar Rocks!

The Children's Book Cellar is one of my favorite stores in Downtown Waterville. Not only does Ellen, the owner, know that I have a niece and nephew for whom I shop, but she also knows how old they are, what they like, what I have bought for them in the past... name one chain that can do that!

Shannon Haines, Executive Director
Waterville Main Street
Waterville, ME

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