Our Story

Second Star to the Right is proud to be an independent children’s bookstore in the Highland’s area. We provide both new and gently loved children’s books, as well as toys and local and hand crafted items. We also have a buy-back program for gently loved books deemed to be in good condition.

Our bookstore seeks to embrace our community of readers and will hopefully become a part of your family. We welcome any ideas or suggestions you may have to better address your needs.

Owners Dea & Marc Lavoie

The owners of Second Star are Dea and Marc Lavoie. We were elementary school teachers for eleven years, but are now happily sharing our love for books with the community. We have four adult children of our own whom you may see in and out of the store.

We are passionate about reading! We believe that there aren’t any kids who don’t like to read, but only kids who haven’t been introduced to the kinds of books that speak to them! We are eager to help with that journey of exploration.

our partners
This lovely bookstore is our second home. We love the staff! They adore our little one and always make the best recommendations for his age and current interests.
Molly F. , Denver, CO
Wow! What an awesome children's bookstore! My two boys absolutely love this place. We live in the Highlands-Berkeley Neighborhood & frequent Tennyson often on our bikes/scooters...
Mark C. , Denver, CO
Today we came for storytime with Belle. It was my first time and it certainly won't be the last. The staff were all amazing. Marc went above and beyond, though. He offered a ton of great suggestions and took my daughter out front to play with sidewalk chalk while I payed. I rarely leave reviews but this place was fantastic!
Melissa A. , Denver, CO