What we do:

The Uni Project is a nonprofit committed to increasing access to books and learning opportunities through pop-up, open-air reading rooms. Based in New York City, we operate reading rooms that bring architect-designed structures, high quality books, and dedicated staff, to the city's plazas, parks, and public spaces. We partner with community-based organizations, and we prioritize underserved NYC neighborhoods. See where we go!


We also send reading room kits around the world so that others can copy our model. Get a Uni!


Support our work:

cart-open_75 We're planning our 2015 season right now! Contact Leslie to become a sponsor. Make a donation here.


Thank you to our supporters, partners, and volunteers for a great 2014 season!

  • 430 hours of reading rooms on the streets.
  • 107 deployments in 26 neighborhoods.
  • Creating a new place to learn in NYC.
  • Catch us indoors at Brooklyn Children's Museum through Jan 2015.

Contact us to bring a Uni reading room to your neighborhood.


Other news:

The Uni on Governors Island this summer:

Uni on Governors Island

monum_BostonLOGO _100Winner of the Mayor of Boston's 2014 Public Space Invitational.

national book foundationWinner 2013 Innovations in Reading Prize.

A new initiative brought the Uni to 35 play streets in Harlem, the Bronx, and Brooklyn.

Meet the Uni's first Artist-in-Residence!

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