Photograph by Charles Steck
Shopping for kids is always challenging. Doing it with a kid in tow, who will inevitably want to touch everything in sight, makes the task even more difficult. The solution, in this case, is books. Your friends will read a picture book more often than they’ll dress their baby in the (slightly gross) “Made in Petworth” onesie you could have bought them, and you can rest easy knowing the many books your toddler has picked up are meant to be handled. Throw in the impeccable staff who know just what to recommend and an enclosed reading nook where little ones can peruse titles, and you’ve got the District’s most pleasant purchasing experience.