Walking through Harvard Square you’ll encounter a variety of stores that will catch your eye, however, none stand out like the Curious George Store. Popping out at you from the crossroads of JFK Street and Brattle Street, right in the center of the Square, you can’t help but notice this childhood character, watching from the windows, inviting you in.
Upon entry expect to be greeted by pleasant and accommodating staff members (on a recent visit my son was using his tricycle as his stroller and the staff happily stowed it away for us behind the counter), who are eager to help limit your searching, if you happen to have something in mind that you plan to buy, or allow you to browse as long as you'd like. Go in without a plan, because the selection of merchandise is a unique mix that brings enjoyment to all; enjoy the excessive selection of toys, clothes, educational games and books as you you weave your way through their stuffed shelves.
It is true that the George paraphenalia rules, but it is not the exclusive merchandise of this super cool children’s store. Filled with fun finds, like adult and kid sized matching T’s depicting your favorite childhood books, and some of the most interesting looking books I've found, you can find something for the kid in everyone. Toys are set out for exploration and reading nooks are in place to encourage kids to explore while you shop allowing you a little peace while you ponder your purchases.
Special events take place on occasion, including author visits, which add to the fun found in this fabulous store.Little One at Play inside The Curious George Store — Photo courtesy of Ron Raye