We stopped into Harbor Books today with our children, who are 2 and 4. They are young children and energetic, but they also know how to behave. My younger daughter handed me a Children's book off the shelf, I said yes, that's a book, and I put it back on the shelf. The man behind the counter VERY rudely said "Those books are for adults to buy," to which I said, "Yes, I realize that." He replied with (still quite rudely) "This is NOT a library. Those books are for purchase." I took my children and left. They weren't causing any sort of trouble, there wasn't anyone else in the store, and the display of children's books are right at floor level very accessible for young children to look at. I understand the concern about children potentially destroying books and displays, but mine were not misbehaving, I put the book back as soon as it was handed to me, and I was getting ready to tell my daughter that we look at them, not touch. I don't know ANYONE who goes to a book store without thumbing through the books, and this employee (I don't know if he was the owner or a clerk) made it quite apparent that we were not welcome there despite the prominent display of children's books and the open door to the street. I wouldn't recommend this store to anyone.