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Barbershop Books

Connects fun books to a male-centered space and involves men in boys’ early reading experiences.

How It Works

We make it easy to support early literacy in barbershops. Partner with us to expand reading opportunities for kids in underserved communities across America.

Interactive Poster

Helps barbers and parents start convos about reading. Includes QR code to free E-Library.

Window Decal

Informs customers and the community that a barbershop helps the babies read.

Online Barber Training

Shares helpful tips and engagement strategies for promoting reading in the barbershop.

Book Distribution

25 book packets, each containing 3 boy-approved titles to help kids start home libraries.

Kid-sized Bookshelf + Books

Colorful bookshelf and a curated set of 45 fun, boy-approved books. (Post COVID)

Sponsor a New Shop

Launch the Barbershop Books program to an interested barbershop in your community.

Adopt a Participating Shop

Keep the Barbershop Books program going in one of our participating barbershops.

Recommend a Shop

Connect us with a barbershop that wants to help the babies read.

Help Us Reach More Boys

Want to sponsor 5+ barbershops to create a larger impact?