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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We’re planning our 2014 season right now. Contact us to bring a reading room to your neighborhood or to become a sponsor.

  • Apr 25: Clinton Hill with FAB Alliance
  • May 4: Lower East Side with MASNYC
  • May 5-9: Lower East Side, Tribeca Pediatrics
  • May 10-11: FDR Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island
  • May 16: Fort Greene with FAB Alliance
  • May 28-29: Fri Jun 13: Tompkins Square Park and Washington Square Park
  • Follow our route: Find the Uni.

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Other news:

national book foundationUni Project awarded 2013 Innovations in Reading Prize. An interview with the National Book Foundation.

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Uni on Governors Island

A Uni spent the summer on Governors Island in a partnership with all three NYC public library systems. A Uni in Washington State.

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