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 is coming to Boston as winner of Boston Public Space Invitational Award. Launch event July 19 on the Greenway at 11am.

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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