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 our circuit prioritizes underserved NYC neighborhoods.

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

 Uni in Harlem

Find the Uni:

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Our 2014 season is underway! Contact us to bring a reading room to your neighborhood or to become a sponsor.

  • Jul 13: Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • Jul 15: West Harlem Play Street
  • Jul 16: Forest Ave Play Street, Bronx
  • Jul 17: East Harlem Play Street
  • Jul 18: River Ave Play Street, Bronx
  • Jul 19: Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway (Uni Boston launch)
  • Jul 20: Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • Jul 26: Corona Plaza and 46th St/Bliss Plaza, Queens
  • Follow our route: Find the Uni.

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Other news:

A Uni launches in Boston: winner of Boston Public Space Invitational Award.

Uni on Governors Island

This summer, the Uni Project has returned to Governors Island in a partnership with all three NYC public library systems.

national book foundationUni Project awarded 2013 Innovations in Reading Prize.


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