Our Story

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

All of Second Star’s staff members are knowledgeable about the many titles in our store and are happy to recommend the perfect book for your child or a gift purchase.

Our creative staff hosts story time daily at 10:30 a.m., with the theme and genre changing daily and we host regular drop-off and drop-in events for families. We have a talented yoga instructor who teaches kids yoga classes every Saturday for you and your youngsters.

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.

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