“Around the Bookstores Tour” Barston’s Child’s Play Arlington


Come meet Gina and Bree when they drop by to sign stock

From 3:45 pm until 4:30 pm

At Barston’s Child’s Play Arlington

4510 the Highway Arlington VA 22207

Molly Gilroy-Olivo / 703-522-1022

Barstons Child's Play is a family owned toy store that has been providing great service and great toys to our communities for over 28 years! We're very pleased to be able to extend our services with our new website. With 4 locations in the greater Maryland, D.C., & Northern Virginia area, and now our online toy store, we know you'll be able to find exactly what you're looking for. The shelves are stocked with toys and games, puzzles and trains, books and music, arts and crafts, cards and party costumes, for children of all ages.  The store entices customers to meander through its many sections and plenty of informed staff are on hand and willing to assist you-never worry about a Birthday present again. Check back often as we add more features and new toys to our store! We would like to thank all our loyal customers and we welcome any comments or input you may have to help us better serve you.

When we were still in college together back in the 1970’s, Gina began to write, I began working in bookstores as a bookseller. Over the years, as we raised our kids, I became a publisher sales representative, then sales director, bookstore co-owner (with Gina), then VP of sales for a major publisher. Kids all grown, I left the corporate world, and became a literary agent. Gina has published over thirty books, I’ve lost count on the number of books I have sold and represented. Of all the works we have been associated, nothing makes us more proud than the collaboration with our daughter, Bree.

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