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 our circuit prioritizes underserved NYC neighborhoods.
We also ship reading room kits around the world so that others can copy our model. Get a Uni!
A Uni launches in Boston: winner of Boston Public Space Invitational Award.
This summer, the Uni Project has returned to Governors Island in a partnership with all three NYC public library systems. We also brought the Uni reading room to 35 play streets in Harlem, the Bronx, and Brooklyn. See a timeline of all our deployments.
Uni Project awarded 2013 Innovations in Reading Prize.