G.Willikers! Books & Toys 603 436-7746

Family Fun, Family Run since 1978

Please come exploring soon!

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS!

We feel so fortunate for the community support we've received since 1978.

THANK YOU!

The Breneman Family

Come play with us!

Imagine her future!

Build your own fun!

Portsmouth Love!

Upcoming events

Find 25 Waldos in Portsmouth!

July, 1st - July, 31st

G.Willikers! will once again host a Waldo search in downtown Portsmouth for the entire month of July! Candlewick Press (Waldo’s publisher) is sending buttons and other goodies for kids and families who find all 25 mini Waldo’s in local shops and businesses. Find all 25 and you'll be entered into a Raffle to win Waldo books & other wonderful gifts from each business hiding a Waldo!

Kimberly Cooper: Artist of the Month

Pop in to G.Willikers!  We're featuring the artwork of local painter Kimberly Cooper.   Her inspired eye and deft touch have created beautiful watercolors of seacoast area beaches and more!

Original paintings & prints available for purchase!

Head to the back of the store to our ever changing gallery and play space.

Morning Yoga w/ Kristen

Saturday, July 21   8:30-9:15am

Kristen Carlson is a Certified Children's yoga and Dance Instructor. She began working with children in high school, when she started teaching dance. Kristen has worked with children in the private and public school setting. She has a B.A. in Dance and is enthusiastic about sharing the benefits of yoga with ages young and old.

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GW visits the Portsmouth Library

We will host a Mixed-Media Mashup Night at the library on Tuesday, July 17th.   5-7:00pm

We'll bring the toys, building sets, animals and dice and you bring your imagination! You never know what you might create...perhaps you could build a Marble Run City of the Future for Dinosaur Firefighters and then turn it into a board game! Just sayin'.

New Yorker Magazine Cartoonist John Klossner

3 Events in ONE!

Local writer and artist John Klossner is a cartoonist and illustrator whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Reader's Digest, and all the places fine cartoons can be found.

Caption Contest: read

Cartooning Workshop: read

Book Signing: read

Author Josh Funk

Saturday, Aug. 11th    10-12:00pm

Josh Funk writes silly stories and somehow tricks people into publishing them as books - such as the Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series (including The Case of the Stinky Stench and the upcoming Mission Defrostable), How to Code a Sandcastle (and the upcoming sequel How to Code a Rollercoaster), It's Not Jack and the BeanstalkDear Dragon, Albie NewtonPirasaurs!.

Scratch Coding Class w/Wayne Moulton

Wayne Moulton will guide students step by step towards understanding the basics of Scratch, a powerful yet accessible coding language.

With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.

Ages 9+

includes: 1.5 hours of hands-on training by Wayne Moulton,  take home handouts & a 20% off COUPON toward any coding books at G.Willikers!

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Who Would Win SALE!

BUY 3 & GET 1 FREE!  (in-store only)

This series New England by author Jerry Pallotta has literally sold millions of books since their introduction. Children the world over are fortunate that Jerry Pallotta decided to stop selling insurance and write children’s books instead.

Pallotta’s books not only make reading fun and interesting, he sneaks in fundamental basic reading, writing and comprehension skills under the guise of adventure, facts as “trivia” and “fun facts.”

August Artist of the Month: Patrick Healy

Patrick Healey is a colorist, a landscape painter living and working in Portsmouth New Hampshire.

His art career began in the late 70’s while studying in Rome, Italy.

He has been exhibiting artwork for more than 30 years.

Patrick has even used his talents to paint a portrait of #13 Market St. in Portsmouth  the home of G.Willikers! Books & Toys

13 Market St. Portsmouth, NH 03801 (603) 436-7746

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