B is for Books
A Free Bookstore for Children
On February 1, 2024, Reading Ready Pittsburgh opened an absolutely, 100% free bookstore for children and their families. The idea is simple: we believe that every child and their family should have easy access to high quality reading material with as few barriers as possible.
This bookstore also doubles as a resource for early childhood educators. If you are an educator in need of a fresh set of books for your classroom and are able to pick them up from our bookstore location, you may request them by clicking this link. We are currently able to offer a variety of new and gently used books for children from birth to second grade.
How Does It Work?
Some things to do around the store if you are...
Meet with our librarian to choose the right books for your classroom
Learn about our circle and story time events
Ask us about professional development opportunities
Take home three free books to add to your family library
Read a book in our nook with your little one
Ask the staff about our early literacy programs
Take a look around the store, the games, and the nook
Grab three books to take home and keep
Read in the nook or play with the games
Reading Ready Pittsburgh will gladly take your new and gently used children's books to give away in our bookstore!
It doesn't matter if it's one book or one thousand books, we will take them as long as they are in acceptable condition; not offensive in their language or depictions of people or cultures; and geared towards kids birth to 18.
Questions about donating? Click here to email Kathy!