EyeSeeMe is a vibrant new company that provides books, games, posters, and other educational products, which promote positive African American Images. Through our online website (www.eyeseeme.com) and our new African American Children?s Bookstore in University City, MO, we specialize in products that highlight positive, self-reflective, images of Biblical and African American heroes in order to help celebrate the identity of African American children.
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How would you rate EyeSeeMe Educational Store?
Great place to find books about and for Black & Brown babies. Great selection. Found books here that I was planning to purchase online and I was happy to buy them here and support a local business. The owner is very friendly and helpful; she is willing to go above and beyond to get you the title you want.
Best place for African American books
They have an awesome selection of books that help encourage literacy amongst children of color. They see themselves in books! Seeing their own reflection in literature is so important.
Educators NEED this place as a resource for diverse classroom libraries. The community needs this place, too.
I NEEDED this book store desperately! Was having trouble finding books for Melanin enriched children that weren't all about slavery and white saviorism. I found everything I was looking for and more. No more public library for me.
Book overload loves how they cater to African American literature. Probably the beat book store I've ever been too
Go in!! They are so welcoming and very helpful. The prices are cheaper than big box stores. They have a great variety of books to choose from.
Went here last Saturday with my 2 sons and the owner was really great, she was friendly and very professional to me and the kids. I would reccomend this place to anyone looking to get children's books. Great Black owned business.
Amazing selection, wonderful customer service, and a necessary store in the St. Louis area! I will recommend it to everyone looking to expand and enhance their children's book collection. Thank you!
So glad I found this bookstore didn't know they had a bookstore for African American children my grandchildren love the books in the history and so do I thank you thank you so much for bringing Black Culture to life
Great selections & wonderfully helpful staff!
Great store! It was easy to find and had adequate parking in back of the store. I took my kids and they were very excited to be in a store with books that look like them. I was, too! The staff was friendly and accommodating. They also offer classes as well. I will definitely be back and highly recommend this store to everyone!
People were nice. Large selection of black books. Classes were going on also.
Great staff and it is a BLACK OWNED BUSINESS! SUPPORT THEM !! They have books on history, support books, and so so many books for kids!!! Your children should read and see books with pictures that look like them.... I am a writer and hope to soon have my books displayed with EyeSeeMe book store....💜💜💜👏👏👏👏👏👏
Love the variety of books fiction and nonfiction. Great resource for our children to see us in all our splendor
Awesome customer service! Staff is very knowledgeable and passionate about various types of books!
Awesome place to visit on a regular basis
There is a large selection of African American books to choose. Staff was very helpful.
Excellent service with knowledgeable staff!
Love this place! African American bookstore. Knowledgeable, dedicated staff.
This is a great establishment to build on a wealth of knowledge and perpel your mental capacity!!
Grab a bunch of books as a gift and loved this place. The staff was great, the selection was amazing, and there was a place for kids. Please patronize this wonderful establishment.
I always purchase books for kids birthday. Great customer service, can't wait to return. Have you guys moved yet?
I love EyeSeeMe bookstore. I always end up purchasing so much. It is so joyous to see pictures of us in books. My 4 year old enjoys reading time even more now.
The new location is so spacious and there's an increased selection focused on YA. I love this bookstore!
For a unique selection of Afrocentric literature, this is THE place to go. They have a most helpful staff too.
A great diverse local bookstore with books for all ages! I have never been there and I like supporting local bookstores!
It is a very innovative book store that tells the story of such a versatile people. They have great customer service and wonderful books for children to read.
I took my niece to story time on Sunday and she loved it. She received a build-a-bear for participation and Ms. Tracy was such a good story teller. There's so many diverse books and books that speak to her being a young black child that I'm excited to get my hands on. We'll be returning.
The atmosphere was soothing and the selection of books for children was amazing
Warm and welcoming atmosphere! Friendly, helpful staff!
You pay sticker prices for cultural stories to support a wonderful cause.
I love seeing books that embody the little girl inside me to still dream in vivid tangible color. This store gives me life!!!
Great offering of children's books. Good event space for small groups. The staff was very friendly and helpful as well.
I’m want to believe that the in person experience is better but my online shipping experience has been dismal. I ordered books for my children on the January 17th and we still haven’t received them. I’ve reached out via email and received no response in return. Supporting black owned businesses is a priority to our family. I hope there is an improvement in the online customer service in the near future.
This book store has literature for all ages, but is particularly helpful for creating a classroom library that is culturally diverse and informed.
My children and I absolutely love this bookstore. They have a great selection and story time is fantastic. The staff are very knowledgeable & friendly.
I have lived in the St. Charles area for a couple of years but am moving. In sorting my things, I ran across a year old newspaper article I had kept about your journey to establish EyeSeeMe and was so impressed. I am sorry I will not be able to visit your store but I posted your web site on my Facebook so my friends can order books from you.
Knowledge, understanding comfortably setting at our fingertips
(First and last visit)...Good idea, poorly executed…was greeted immediately and with a smile, but beyond that, I was less than impressed. The store was dingy, needed dusting and vacuuming, although they had been open for less than 30 minutes. And although I was not bringing my child there for story time, I was asked if that was the reason for my visit, and I advised it was not. There were at least 10-12 developmentally delayed ADULTS in the "story time room", which I didn't understand...As me and my child were heading towards the door to leave (after only being there a few minutes), I noticed a developmentally delayed adult female in the story time room, turned sideways in her seat, pointing her phone in me & my toddler's direction (she clearly was recording or taking a picture of us - I was holding my child), as no one else was in the store...had I addressed it with her caretaker or whomever, I would have seemed like the villain, because of her condition. As I entered my vehicle, a woman in a sprinter van pulled in with 6-8 kids, that were Pre-K or Kindergarten Age; hopefully she had enough sense to not place them in the room with those adults.
My order had not shipped yet and there was I book I decided I did not want and within ten minutes of me emailing a request asking how I would proceed to do a return it was done and processed. I have not had that level of customer service in a long time. They also have an incredible selection and offer free shipping on orders over $50. I'll be shopping here a lot. Highly recommend.
EyeSeeMe has a fantastic selection of books and a wonderful, kind, and helpful staff. I ordered several children's books online from the store in June. In full disclosure, it took several weeks for my books to ship due to publishing delays and COVID. While I hope EyeSeeMe will have the ability to provide more updates on these in the future, understandably they are a small (but mighty) local bookshop. If you are ordering high-demand books especially, be prepared for potential delays (up to 4 to 5 weeks in my experience) -- but remember, you are not ordering from Amazon for a reason. The EyeSeeMe staff has been helpful and a pleasure to talk to with every request and the delays have only been troubling in so far as we are eager to get our new books! Overall, my experience has been excellent, and I look forward to ordering from EyeSeeMe again!
Excellent selection of books for all ages. Very helpful with book recommendations. Highly recommend
St. Louis is so lucky to have EyeSeeMe in the community! First off, their mission to promote inclusive children's books is amazing, and their selection in store is super wide. I also am just really impressed by the effort they put in to provide St. Louisans with social-justice oriented books during the pandemic. Doesn't hurt that the staff is super friendly as well! Cannot recommend enough!
I love bookstores and EyeSeeMe African American Children's Bookstore is the best independent bookseller in the city. I know the history (my mom loved going here and raved about it when i was a kid). The selection is great. Open late night and always worth a visit.
Wonderful selection for all kids with differing reading levels. My kids are extremely excited to go and find books they love. Also the staff is so kind I can't remember her name but she was so sweet to my boy that has SPD find a great book in the store. We bought the series 😊
My kids love this store and the owners
I ordered my books June 15 and I just received them August 15. I called multiple times and was told the same thing. That my books are coming from the warehouse and once they receive the tracking number I will get it. I called for the last time aug 5. The young lady who took the call was very helpful. One of the books I ordered they didn’t have so instead of theM saying that they just kept pushing my order to the side. So, the young lady asked if I would like another book In it’s place and gave me time to choose the book. It was shipped the same day! Thank you to the young lady who helped me, I really appreciate it.
I’m please with my books, but a little disappointed at the process of receiving them.
I stumbled across this bookstore looking for enriching baby books. Fantastic books for kids! I received my book so fast. Will shop from again!!!!
Wonderful experience during every vist. The staff is always friendly and very knowledgeable as if they've dissected each book in the store. They'll keep getting our business... if you can't get to the store, order on their website... Learned that tonight!