Our Story

The Toy Post is locally-owned by Connecticut native Nathan Shapiro.


A message from Nathan:

I opened the Toy Post because I wanted to start a small business where I could connect personally with families, and offer high quality toys and books that help children learn and grow, and most of all have fun.

My family has a history of small business ownership. My great-grandfather, Nathan Fingeroff, (who I’m named after) owned a bookstore in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. His and my great-grandmother’s determination, optimism, and hands-on approach were the reasons that store endured for many years, despite the odds.

The Toy Post is a family project, with my parents helping out, and my nieces and nephews as toy testers.

The store was designed as a place where families can play as well as shop. Read in our book section, create in our art corner, or try out some of our many demo toys. There’s plenty of space for strollers and a family-friendly restroom.

The Toy Post has two entrances with free parking at each entrance. Free street parking is available in front of the store on Bay Street. There is also free parking outside the rear entrance in the parking lot with lot entrances from Bay Street and Imperial Ave.

In a rush? We offer curbside service. Call ahead and we’ll bring your purchases right to your car.

We’re proud of our knowledgable and friendly staff who stand ready to help you find the perfect items and then wrap them, free of charge, of course!

Thank you so much for reading about The Toy Post. We all look forward to meeting you!


Store Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm

Saturday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm


Our Products

Everything in our store is hand-picked and carefully considered. We offer a wide range of toys from fun impulse purchases to high quality, well-made toys, games, and books. We’re always on the lookout for new and innovative items for all age groups.

The Toy Post is unique in its extensive, diverse book selection with both new and classic titles for babies through middle readers. If you don’t see the book you are looking for, let us know and we may be able to get it for you in just a few days.

Some of what we offer:


Baby Toys



Local Toy Makers


Upcoming Events


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