Curbside Pickup is BACK!

Shop our GETMANAMAIL.ORG shop for inventory that is available immediately from the bookstore or visit SHOP.BLUEMANATEE.ORG to select from thousands of available titles plus games and activities.

Curbside Pickup Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 2pm

We’ll be offering Virtual Storytimes on Instagram Live
at 10am on Tuesday and Thursday with Miss Erin.

More is coming! We’re working on creating more and more resources and content for you during this time to help make it easier for all of you. Please continue to watch for updates from us as we figure this out.

Empowering every young reader with the skills, resources and inspiration to succeed.

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The Blue Manatee Literacy Project, which includes the Blue Manatee Bookstore, is a 501c3 non-profit organization.


We put your dollars to work supporting disadvantaged readers through our curated literacy program.


Become a member and receive special member perks, including member only promotions, while supporting literacy programming.


Shop for books online or in our Cincinnati bookstore. For every book purchased, one is donated to a disadvantaged reader.

Donate to BMLP right from your phone! Text 513-506-3161

1 in 4 American children grow up without learning to read.

Despite recent improvements, close to 40% of children entering kindergarten, in disadvantaged neighborhoods, struggle to read at grade level, with 3/4 of those students remaining at similar risk by grade 3.

Reading for pleasure is associated with a stronger sense of social acceptance, a reduction in stress levels and growth of cognitive functioning.

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