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A bookstore-without-walls™ for kids, teens, families, and educators in the Bronx and beyond.

Since we launched in 2017, the core values that we use to guide our work have been joy, justice, and community. Thank you for joining us in promoting joyful reading experiences that center the stories, identities, and experiences of young people in our Bronx community and beyond.
This edition of our weekly newsletter is especially for educators.
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At Boogie Down Books, our core values are joy, justice, and community.

One of the ways we promote our core values is by helping to make sure that ALL young readers get to meet authors. Author events help students to deepen their connection to reading and envision their own futures as readers and writers.


Want to make sure your students have access to author events?

We can help.
Keep reading for info on how to bring joyful literacy experiences–including author events–to your school community!

Author Events for Elementary & Middle School Students

June 10: Swing Into Summer Reading with Miles Morales (free!)
Every Saturday: Boogie Down Storytime

Author Events for High School Students & Adults

These make great opportunities for extra credit, community service, and independent study. We can provide the documentation your students need.

June 3: A Hero Lies in You (free for students!)
June 15: In the Heights Book Launch
June 18: Never Say Never Book Launch (free for all!)

Summer Reading Giveaway for Kids & Teens

June 19: Spring Into Reading

Professional Learning for Educators

We are an approved provider of CTLE credits, and participating educators receive a certificate of completion.

Reading/Race: A Literary Discussion Series for Educators
Thursday, June 17: Frankly in Love by David Yoon

Customized Offerings for Your School


Here’s how we can help you close out the year by getting your community excited for summer reading, feeling appreciated at the end of a very long year, engaged in hands-on virtual or outdoor literacy activities, and off to a great start next year!

We are a NYCDOE vendor.

  • Book giveaways and vouchers as gifts, incentives, and prizes

  • Virtual and outdoor literacy camps

  • Virtual author visits

  • Book orders and school/classroom library curation

  • Professional learning workshops, coaching, and consulting

  • Storytime including yoga inspired by the featured book

  • Book clubs for parents and caregivers, staff, and intergenerational communities

  • Book fair fundraisers

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Boogie Down Books™ brings joyful reading experiences and inspiring community events to kids, teens, families, and educators in the Bronx and beyond. Follow us for info about pop-up events, mobile book sales, author events, and workshops.
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