Our Mission:


Did you know that having more books in your home is linked to future success and better life outcomes? The Brooklyn Book Bodega increases the number of 100+ book homes in Brooklyn.


Our Mission

The Brooklyn Book Bodega increases the number of 100+ homes in Brooklyn. Research shows that households with 100+ books boosts life outcomes for children and adolescents.

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Research shows a strong, positive association between home reading environment, access to books, frequency of reading, and variety of books read and brain activation during story listening.

Children who do not read on grade-level by the end of third grade are four times less likely to graduate high school on time.

In a research study of 42 countries, the quantity of books in homes was the second most important predictor of reading performance. In fact, having about 100 books in the home yielded a reading performance 1.5 years higher than those with fewer books.


Our Programs

Join us at one of our free events to stock your child’s personal library. You can come to stock your own child’s library or a family, friends, or neighbors. We want you to be able to select the books that you want to read and then have them on your own personal bookshelf at home to be read at anytime you want. We will have a variety of used and new books. Come to our bodega and you can get FREE books!

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Get Involved

The Brooklyn Book Bodega would love to have you involved in our organization, attend an event or volunteer.


Attend an event

Join us at one of our free events to build your child’s book collection.

Volunteer opportunities

Sign up to volunteer at the Brooklyn Book Bodega.


We will be accepting donations in 2019. Stay tuned for more information.