What We Do

Concierge Service: Let one of our master children's booksellers pick out a gift for your most loved ones. 

Shipping: We can send your books and gifts to lands far, far away- let us do that!  For a REALLY cool gift idea to share the love of reading and play, try blue manatee boxes - the best books in a box that rocks!

Gift Registry: For baby showers, holidays, or other major life events, you can start a wish list! For more information, call us at (513)731-2665 or email contact@bluemanateebooks.com, and we'll help you set it up!

Teacher, School, and Non-Profit Services: In-store book fairs and fundraisers, partnering for author and other events, educator/non-profit discount (20%!), and educator nights festooned with deals and goodies!

Event Hosting: We welcome proposals for educational, creative, and community meetings, including Mom/parent gatherings, craft demonstrations, expert lectures/discussions, in-store art fairs, and most anything nifty and kid-friendly that a mind can imagine.

  • Looking to host a birthday party?  blue manatee no longer hosts birthday parties, but our friends at Brazee Street Studios offer a bright, open event space with a variety of fun glass art projects to make your birthday party memorable!

Local Vendors: Local and self-published authors and makers of whimsy—if you'd like to see your work at blue manatee, this is how it's done!