Spellbound Children’s Bookshop is an independent children’s specialty bookstore located in Asheville, NC. Owned and operated since 2004 by founder Leslie Hawkins, a Western North Carolina native, Spellbound’s mission is helping raise lifelong readers who are curious, imaginative, and independent thinkers by sharing the magic of books. The carefully curated inventory focuses on new books and gifts for babies, kids, and teens. The used and bargain book room houses a selection for all ages–even adults–and serves as a dedicated event space for author/illustrator events, birthday parties, and baby showers and can be rented hourly for workshops and community meetings. Regularly scheduled events at the bookshop include weekly story times, monthly book clubs, and bi-monthly gatherings of kid and teen book reviewers. Spellbound’s Book Post monthly subscription is one of the few of its kind and serves subscribers all over the United States.
Spellbound is a member of the American Booksellers Association and has twice been nominated for the prestigious Pannell Award from the WNBA.