This morning we were honored to meet and receive a donation of books from Barbara Cohen, owner of New York Bound Bookshop, a once-thriving NYC bookshop which is now a piece of New York history itself. The store was located in Rock Center and specialized in rare, out-of-print and new books, photographs, prints, and maps relating to New York. Importantly, it was also a place where people with long-standing interest in New York and people with newfound interest would mingle. Learn more about the closing of the shop here.

We are proud to have this piece of New York’s soul in the Uni. We are excited to see Barbara’s books in the hands of New Yorkers once again. This is why we are doing the Uni.

(Thank you to Yukie Ohta, Uni Librarian for connecting the Uni and Barbara Cohen!)

We're getting a "new" name... Street Lab.

The Uni Project is the work of Street Lab, a nonprofit launched in 2006 in Boston, where we created community-oriented programs for public space. In 2011, we migrated Street Lab to New York City and launched the Uni Project. The Uni began as a single, portable reading room and has since grown into a city-wide initiative offering more than 700 days of pop-up programming in 150+ public spaces across the city. In 2019, we are re-introducing our original name Street Lab to tie all this work together going forward, with much more to come.

For now, details about our programs are available here on the Uni Project web site. Soon, that content will move to Thanks for sticking with us!