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Building a Book Nook for Your Business

This is a guide for building a book nook. A book nook? What’s a book nook? Great question!

Find this book nook at the 10th Street Laundromat.

A book nook is a small area, in your place of business, for children to read and explore books. Anyone can have a book nook. Nail salons, barber shops, grocery stores, or even banks.

Why build a book nook?

Having a book nook in your business reminds families that reading can happen anywhere, not just at home or at school. Help turn wait time into reading time!

Let’s get started!

The look of a book nook depends on the size and space of your business. There are over 250 book nooks located throughout the City of Philadelphia. Not one, looks like the other. Children can sit on a rug to read or they can sit on a couch. You can place picture books on a bookshelf, in a basket, or on a table. Whatever fits your needs!

I built a book nook, now what?

Whoo-hoo! You just made an enormous impact in helping the children of Philadelphia become stronger readers. Now, we want to see your book nook in action! Take a picture and tag us on Facebook: @Readby4th, Instagram: Readby4th, or Twitter: @Readby4th!