Kids Books and One English Bulldog

Owners, Sho Roberts and David Roberts with namesake, Maggie


Maggie Mae's Kids Mobile Bookshop started with an obsession for beautifully illustrated picture books and one spoiled English Bulldog. While working in a bookstore, Sho Roberts,noticed that her own private bookshelves began to be taken over by kids picture books. She couldn't resist the beautiful illustrations, fun stories, and joy that each book held. She also noticed that it was hard to find kids books with quality illustrations at an affordable price. Thus, the idea of a kids mobile bookshop that sells gently used and new kids books was born. With her husband, Dave, and English Bulldog, Maggie, they hit the streets on July 2014. Their mission and goal is to make kids books affordable and accessible to the Portland community. The Roberts also support the community by working with various local artist and craftsmen, selling kid accessories and gift items made in the Pacific Northwest. So, where does the spoiled English Bulldog fit in? The namesake of the business is their 9 year old English Bulldog, Maggie (Margaret Thatcher Roberts, when she is in trouble). The Roberts' family rescued her two years ago and she stole their hearts on day one. It just made sense to name a business that is full of heart and love after her!


If you have any questions or need recommendations on kids books let us know! We love talking books and meeting new people in our community.