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Adults and children explore the pop-up reading room at the Wharf District Park. (Photo courtesy Sam Davol)MoreCloseclosemore
Adults and children explore the pop-up reading room at the Wharf District Park. (Photo courtesy Sam Davol)

If you go the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston on Saturday, you'll find a small wooden bookcase nestled under the birch trees between India and Milk streets, surrounded by little plastic benches. It's the site of the city's first  portable reading room.

It's part of The Uni Project, a nonprofit that brings pop-up libraries to public spaces, and it's the inspiration of Leslie and Sam Davol, who submitted the idea to the Mayor's Public Space Invitational Competition. The reading room officially launches on Saturday.

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Leslie and Sam Davol, founders and co-creators of the Uni Project. They tweet @findtheuni.

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The Boston Globe: Contest Aims To Enliven Public Spaces In Boston

  • "At least one has received a commitment for private financing. The reading kiosk, called The Uni Project, will be funded by the staffing agency Robert Half. The firm will pay $4,000 to fund a rolling book shelf, stools, and a staff that can transform part of the Greenway into an outdoor library."

This segment aired on July 18, 2014.

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