The Story Book House Opens One of the Largest Independent Children’s Book Boutique's and Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas

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The Story Book House now finds its home within what was the 4th Wall Gallery. The Story Book House is an inventive hybrid of a Fine Art Gallery and Children's Book Boutique. It has a world renowned collection of the finest original illustrations from children's picture books. It has an art collection representing over 100 artists from around the world and will host many artist exhibitions and author visits. Our 100 year old house is elegantly brimming with wonderful Children's Picture Books and Stunningly Unique Book Gift Baskets. The calendar of its Speaker Series will be announced later in the week. Have fun listening to presentations by such famed authors as Frank Beddor (The Looking Glass Wars), Dan Yaccarino (Oswald, The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacque Cousteau) and Terri Farley (The Phantom Stallion Series)

We realized that Dallas was missing a children' s book boutique, that special place where young readers can find a picture book they love as well as meet the incredible authors and illustrators they admire. We have found that a child who meets one of their favorite authors and illustrators can be positively inspired to read and explore their own creativity.

The Story Book House looks forward to partnering with the community and schools so that the children of Texas have the amazing opportunity to meet authors and illustrators that have made their imaginations blossom.

The Story Book House is a creation by Matthew Abramowitz, owner of The 4th Wall Gallery, whose contemporary collection can be viewed and purchased on line at http://www.the4thwallgallery.net. The original illustrations from children's picture books as well as clever book gift baskets can now be viewed for purchase on http://www.thestorybookhouse.com. The 4th Wall Gallery was named the best new gallery in Dallas in 2009 by D Home Magazine. The Story Book House Owners Kristine and Matthew Abramowitz have also been recognized by The Today Show, Fox News, the Dallas Morning News, Good Morning Dallas and KDFW Fox as excellent resources on children's books, original illustrations from children's books and their stunning book gift baskets. Matthew and Kristine Abramowitz state "We realized that Dallas was missing a children' s book boutique, that special place where young readers can find a picture book they love as well as meet the incredible authors and illustrators they admire. We have found that a child who meets one of their favorite authors and illustrators can be positively inspired to read and explore their own creativity."

This 100 year old quaint house on 2925 Fairmount Street in Uptown Dallas, offers a unique space that transports the art collector and book lover into a magical world. One enters through the Spanish style gates and into The Story Book House that has beautiful hand carved wood and marble inlays. In addition, elaborately carved laurel wreaths and lion sconces over look the story time room where children delight in free story times held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10:30 (for ages newborn to about 7years). The Story book House has six unique rooms, each of them are teeming with a wonderful selection of children's picture books, clever book gift baskets, toys, contemporary art and original children’s book illustrations from classic artists such as Eric Carle to the hysterically whimsical illustrations of David Catrow.

The Children's book gift baskets are a meaningful and perfect present to celebrate the holidays, birthdays and/or any milestone in a child's development. These baskets are imaginative gifts for newborns to about fourth grade. When a child receives a Story Book House gift basket you are sharing with them the gift of reading that will last a lifetime. The high quality, beautifully illustrated books will be treasured for generations and treated like family heirlooms. The gift baskets include carefully selected books arranged in a decorative reusable container and are colorfully wrapped. The gift baskets can be customized for your specific celebration and/or reader's interests. (The book gift baskets are available for sale at $75, $150 and $300).

The Story Book House will soon offer online a story book gift registry. It is a fabulous way to start your child’s library and offers a thoughtful and fun way to share the gift of reading. Studies support that you cannot start reading to your child too early. Reading to a newborn not only encourages and nurtures reading for later years, but creates an important precedence for making that special bonding time between parents and their children. Parents can register for a newborn collection of ten classic books that comes arranged in a lovely wicker bassinet, a toddler collection of ten books in a book buggee or with book ends, a budding reader collection of ten books arranged with fun book ends or in a creative container and an emerging chapter book reader of ten books also with book ends or in a creative container.

The Story Book House looks forward to inviting the young and young at heart to author and illustrator presentations. In addition, The Story Book House may be rented for special events. The Story Book House is located at 2925 Fairmount Street, Dallas TX 75201. The gallery is open Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm and by Appointment on Sunday. The Story Book House offers a toll free number 1-888-90-STORY.

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