Who are we?

The Reading Room CLE is a nonprofit bookstore that collects donated books and re-sells them; we use the profits to offer literary and literacy programs. Our goal is to fight inequality and injustice in our schools,  our students' lives, and our city's future.

Reading Room Recommendations

We are stuck at home, making sourdough and ice cream; cooking up comfort foods and depression meals. What are the best books to keep us fed through a pandemic?

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Dinner for a Dollar

Shelly Longenecker


Depression Era Recipes

Patricia Wagner


My Bread

Jim Lahey, Rick Flaste


Manifold Destiny

Chris Maynard, Bill Scheller



We host events for writers and readers, we sell and give away books, and we collaborate with other organizations to fight inequity and racial segregation. We believe in diverse books for the diverse readers of our diverse city and the world.