Kids bookstore Storyopolis heading toward adulthood
Someone's turning 14 this weekend, but that doesn't mean it's time for it to set aside childish things. Located in Studio City, Storyopolis has been going strong for more than a decade, and it will continue to host story times and play with stuffed animals after celebrating on Saturday.
The independent bookstore has been a favorite of children's book authors. "It's a tough job to be a bookseller," Cornelia Funke ("Inkheart") told the L.A. Times three years ago while helping the bookstore celebrate its 11th birthday. "For me, it's always special to do something for an owner of a store who I know has worked hard to keep their business."
This year, the celebration focuses on "Mitzi's World." Author Deborah Raffin and artist Jane Wooster Scott will both be at the store at 1:00pm on Saturday to sign books.
There will also be food, drinks, games, and activities for kids -- it is a birthday party, after all.
-- Carolyn Kellogg
Photo: Story time at Storyopolis. Credit: Ken Los Angeles Times