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Owner: Phyllis Simon
Year Established: 1983

In 1983 Phyllis Simon, a former children’s librarian, decided that she would take her love of children’s literature and branch out into the business world by opening a children’s bookstore in Kitsilano. “Kits was always my first choice – such a vibrant neighbourhood with a wonderful mix of ages and interests.

In 1990 Kelly McKinnon joined Kidsbooks and her vision was just what was needed to continue the growth of the bookstore. Kelly and Phyllis, along with their wonderful team, are brimming with enthusiasm and knowledge for their product and care for their customers and as a result, Kidsbooks has expanded to share their passion for books through three locations across the lower mainland. Her most satisfying moment? “Seeing a kid who says they hate reading with their nose buried in a book.”


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West Broadway BIA

c/o Suite 238 - 2912 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC
V6K 0E9
Tel 778-384–6377
Fax 604-739-8511