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Baby Book Registry

Introducing Bookshelf Builder's

a meaningful start

Kick start your baby's journey with a rich library built by family and friends with Bookshelf Builder's book registry.


Use Bookshelf Builder on its own or alongside a traditional gift registry.

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Books promote quality time vs materialism

Resist Over-Toying

Too many toys can lead to mental fatigue, stunted creativity, and anxiety

Library Lift

Enjoy an instant library boost with new authors, topics, and view points


Guests are encouraged to write a note inside the book which enables parents to treasure the gift for years

Avoid Duplicates

Guests claim books to ensure you don't get duplicates


Books have enduring utility, minimal packaging and can be reused or recycled


Gifters are confident in their choice of gift


We'll get you started with 60 recommendations including classics, modern favorites, diverse leads, and inclusion themes.

A Rich Library is the Best Gift You Can Give a Child

80% of brain development occurs in the first 3 years of life.  Reading with a child deepens relationships and boosts the child's lifelong ability to learn.


Having a rich, diverse and exciting library from the start forms a strong foundation for learning, compassion and character.

Did you know ... 

Sleeping Baby

How the Registry Works

1. Sign Up

Start by filling out our signup up form.


We'll ask if there are any specific interests the parents have that we can incorporate into the book list.  



French language, Indian culture, camping, architecture, diversity, travel, gardening.

2. Book List

We'll generate about 50-70 book recommendations for you to review. 


This replaces the need to create your own wishlist!  We then work with you over email until the registry perfect for you.


Guests are also encouraged to go off-list and pick their own special books.

3. Share

Share the registry link with your guests. 


Writers block?  View our sample invitations, which also shows how you can use Bookshelf Builder alongside a traditional registry.  


To avoid duplicates, guests claim their selections on Bookshelf Builder and then purchase books from anywhere (either online or at a local bookstore).  

How it Works

A Treasured Baby Shower

Want to see it in action? 

View a sample registry.

At the event

We encourage guests write something special in the book.  This is best done in advance, but can also be done at the event.  

An initial library of 25-50 books is a perfect starter library.  Our recommendations cover a broad range of formats, authors, styles and topics so parents can build knowledge and insight into how they want to grow their library going forward. 

Years later

The initial library will hold a special place in a parent's heart, and those books tend to get read for years (even after a child has out-grown them). 


The notes inside the book form a deep connection to the book.  Books that have a connection to the grownup make a fantastic reading experience for the baby!  

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