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A rich library is
 the best gift
you can give a child

Bookshelf Builder's book registry is perfect for baby showers and birthdays.  Or browse our curated lists of books to find great every day additions for your child's bookshelf.

Meaningful.  Sustainable. 

Avoid over-toying.


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Book Registry

Customized book registry

We provide you a starter list of 50-70 book recommendations for your guests, which replaces the need to create your own wishlist! 


We will edit the list together - some people make no changes, others make several.  We'll happily work with you on it.

Topic-based book lists

Amazing, highly curated books organized by topics, including adoption, LGBT family, Black Lives Matter, grandparents and more.

Children hear more than you think!  Books provide context for new and potentially confusing topics, and give caregivers a way to approach complex topics.

did you know books can ...

nurture parent-child bonding

Reading together provides opportunities for  human contact, affection, attention and shared laughter - all of which lead to deeper connections.

build lifelong capacity to learn

Being read to improves a child's ability to absorb and mentally organize information by 30%.

reduce screen time by half

Books can be used to fill idle time, including at meal times.  Children can be entertained and satisfied with engaging books more often than we think.

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