The Reading Bug

785 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA
+1 650.591.0100
The Reading Bug Website
Literary, Book Store
Sun (10:30am - 4:30pm)
Mon (Closed)
Tue - Sat (10:30am - 6:30pm)
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Imaginatively designed to look like an enchanted forest complete with toadstool seating and surprises around every corner, The Reading Bug is not just a place to buy books.  It's a unique place for families to shop, learn, and play that includes a thoughtfully hand-picked selection of books, music, toys, and hand crafted organic children’s accessories. We carry books for babies up to grown-ups.

Our goal is to create a valuable community resource where families can come to linger, browse, relax, read, laugh, play, sing, talk, and listen.

The Reading Bug also offers an extensive calendar of special events to keep parents and kids busy nearly every day. Storytimes, sing-alongs, author signings, discussion groups and craft days are just a few of the many activities you can find at "The Bug."  The store also provides a small event space to host grown-up or children's book clubs, baby showers, book-themed birthday parties, and other private events!

One of The Reading Bug’s core missions is to create strong ties with families on the Peninsula and beyond.  With an emphasis on young families, The Reading Bug provides an extensive selection of parenting and pregnancy books, as well as frequent guest speakers on these subjects.

Thank you for your help in supporting local, independent businesses!  We'll see you in the store!