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    We closed our store on Market Street last year -

    and are no longer in business.

  • Best Toy Store on the North Shore

    2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020!

    Northshore Magazine award for Best Toy Store on the North Shore!

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    Click below to read Sally's closing letter


    The Dragon's Nest was a specialty toy store. We were located in historic downtown Newburyport, and served the North Shore and the Seacoast since opening in 1982 and closing in 2020.


    We carried the very best quality products - items to stimulate the mind, challenge the imagination and promote creativity and fun - items to enrich a childhood no matter the age. We also carried fun novelties, games and puzzles for kids and adults.


    The store was founded by Martin and Donna Seim in 1982. After retiring, Martin and Donna passed control and ownership to their daughter Kristin, who operated the store until January of 2014. It was then owned and operated by Sally Owen.





  • Our Inventory

    The Dragon’s Nest maintains in stock a wide collection of toys, games, books, puzzles, stuffed animals, art supplies, jokes, magic sets, musical instruments, outdoor toys, pretend play and dress-up items, jewelry, coin purses, stickers, novelties - and many other items that range from the classic and the timeless to the modern and the totally cool. Our inventory includes items from manufacturers/vendors listed below:


    Alex, Babalu, Bruder, Castle Toys, Creative Toy, Crocodile Creek, Fisher Price, Franklin Sports, Galt, Green Toys, Hasbro, Hog Wild, Hotaling, Innovation First/Hexbugs,

    Kid Galaxy, Laser Pegs, Lego, Manhattan Toys,

    Mary Meyer, Mattel, Melissa & Doug, Mukikim, Original Toy Company, Playmobil, Patch/PlayMonster, PlaySmart Toys, Safari, Schleich,

    Schylling, Spin Master, Thoughtful Toys, Toysmith, Wild Republic


    Asmodee Games, Bananagrams,

    Blue Orange Games, Cardinal Games, CHH Games,

    Educational Insights, Eeboo, Galt, GameWright, Hasbro, Haywire Group,

    House of Marbles, Koplow Games, LC R,Lucy Hammett Games, Madd Capp Games, Magic the Gathering Trading Cards, Mattel Games, MindWare Games, Marky Sparky, MasterPieces Games, Mayfair Games, Outset Media, Patch/PlayMonster Games,

    Peaceable Kingdom Games, PlanToys Games,

    Pokemon Trading Cards, Rubik's Cubes, SET Enterprises,

    Smart Toys, ThinkFun,

    Topps Trading Cards, U.S. Games, Universisty Games, USAopoly, Winning Moves

    Puzzles/Brain Teasers/Models

    Ceaco, Crocodile Creek,

    Eeboo, EuroGraphics, Fascinations, Janod,

    Melissa & Doug,

    New York Puzzle, Project Genius,

    Ravensburger, Rubik's Cubes,

    Schylling, Springbok, Tedco, UGears, White Mountain


    Abrams, Barefoot Books, Candlewick Press,

    David R. Godine, Donna Seim Books, Dover, Green Kids Club Books, Hachette,

    Harper Collins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Independent Publishers Group,

    Ingram, Macmillan, National Book Network, Phaidon Art Books,

    Penguin, Perseus, Quarto Publishing, Random House, Simon & Schuster, Sterling Children's Books

    Plush/Stuffed Animals/ Puppets

    Aurora, Babalu, Bunnies by the Bay, Creative Education,

    Douglas, Folkmanis, Ganz, Gund, Haywire Group (Worryeaters), Kaloo

    Kids Preferred, Maileg, Manhattan Toys,

    Mary Meyer, Melissa & Doug, Peter Pauper Press

    Rich Frog, Roundabout, The Puppet Company, Ty,

    Wild Republic, Yottoy

    Science & Nature/Wooden &

    Building Toys

    Alex, Discover with Dr. Cool, Educational Insights, Elenco, Fascinations Metal Models, GeoCentral, Geomags, Goldie Blox, Hexbugs,

    Epoch Everlasting, Laser Pegs,

    Learning Resources, Lego,

    Magna-Tiles, PlanToys, PlayVisions,

    Tedco Toys, Tegu Magnetic Blocks, Schylling, Thames & Kosmos, Toysmith, UGears, Wild Republic


    Adora Dolls & Accessories, Aurora Dolls,

    Brio Train Accessories, Bunnies by the Bay Dolls, Calico Critters, Creative Education Doll Clothes, Corolle Dolls & Accessories, Green Kids Club Dolls and Accessories, Kids Preferred Dolls,

    Lottie Dolls & Accessories (Schylling),

    Kidoozie Dolls, Manhattan Dolls, Maileg, Thomas Trains Train Sets & Accessories, Toysmith Dolls & Accessories

    Arts & Crafts/Art Supplies

    Alex, Ann Williams, Bead Bazaar, Boogie Board, Buddha Board, Creativity for Kids,

    Do-A-Dot, Dover, Eeboo,

    Educational Insights, Epoch Everlasting,

    Faber-Castell, Floss & Rock,


    Kahootz, Kid Made Modern, Klutz, Marlon, MasterPieces Craft Sets, Melissa & Doug, Ooly,

    Orb Factory, Peter Pauper Press,

    Scentco Smencils & Smens,

    Schylling, Seedling, Spice Box, Spirograph, Strand Bands, Streamline, Toysmith, Wikki Stix

    Baby Toys

    Alex, Ambi Toys, BeginAgain,

    Corolle, Eeboo, Fisher Price,

    Green Toys, Gund,

    House of Marbles,

    Epoch Everlasting,

    Kids Preferred, Manhattan Toys,

    Mary Meyer, Mattel, Melissa & Doug, PlanToys, Schylling, Toysmith

    Jokes & Magic/

    Musical Instruments/ Novelties

    Accoutrements/Archie McPhee,

    Alex, Ambi Toys, BC Erasers, California Creations, Hog Wild, Janod,

    House of Marbles, Kala Brand Ukuleles, Kids Preferred, Reeve & Jones,

    Schylling, Toysmith, Trophy Music

    Kites/Outdoor Toys/Flying Toys

    Aerobie, Alex, Bubble Thing Big Bubbles, Bruder Trucks, Franklin Sports, Castle Toys, Green Toys, Hasbro,

    House of Marbles, Kid Galaxy, Little Kids Bubbles,

    Premier Kites, Schylling, Spin Master,

    Tiki Toss, Toysmith, Two Bros Bows

    Pretend Play/Dress-Up Jewelry/Jewelry Boxes, Bags

    4Ocean Bracelets, Castle Toys, Charm It!, Cotal Global, Creative Education (Great Pretenders),

    D & S Imports, Douglas, Eeboo, Fairy Dust, Ganz, GeoCentral, Epoch Everlasting, Jeannie's, Schylling, Stephen Josephs, Streamline, Toysmith, World End Imports, Zorbitz


    Just for Fun

    Accoutrements/Archie McPhee,

    BC Erasers, Boogie Boards,

    California Creations Wind-Ups,

    Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty,

    Hog Wild, House of Marbles, Innovation First/Hexbugs,

    Mrs. Grossman's Stickers,

    Melissa & Doug Sticker Sets,

    New Dimensions, Peaceable Kingdom Sticker Sets, Peter Pauper Press Kits, PopSockets, Rich Frog, Play Visions, Schylling, Seedling, Speks, Spin Master,

    Streamline, Super Impulse Toys, Toysmith, Wacky Links