About Us

For decades, the Blue Manatee’s incredible “sense of place” has fostered young readers’ enthusiasm for literature, imagination and expressive arts and formed familial bonds and routines that forever impact its patrons. Far too few children have the gift of this experience. We aim to change that.

Our Bookstore

Thirty years with thousands of books and stories. Find out more about our bookstore.


The ManaTeam answers questions about who we are and our mission.

The ManaTeam

Meet our booksellers, support staff, directors, board of directors and advisors.