I’m on a mission to give 10,000 books to kids.

Do you remember the enchantingly bookish days of your childhood? Sadly, many children may not get to experience this privilege, simply because they don’t have easy access to books. When families lack reliable transportation, time, or resources to buy books or visit public libraries, children often miss out on the blissful mental escape that books can provide.

Hi there! I’m Jennifer, and I believe everyone, no matter their circumstances, deserves to experience the blissful escape that fiction offers: the comfort, the wonder, the endless possibilities — and most especially, the hope — that come from getting lost in a good story.

What if you could help just one child discover the bookish magic you remember so fondly?

And what if, at the same time, you could also rediscover the very same bookish magic — the enchantment, bliss, and comfort —that you thought you’d lost along the way? 🤎

On behalf of every Read+Purr Club member,
we’ll give 12 books to a child who needs them.

 

Let’s rescue your calm from the daily grind.

 

Our tiny tales are the lifeline you need: the garden gate, the ancient hidden door, the mossy forest path that leads away from stress and toward bookish bliss.

 

Get your nerdy bliss back, with ease.

 

Don’t wait for someday to reclaim your bliss.

 

Let’s set off — right now — on a quest to recapture the quiet magic of books, hidden gardens, and enchanted forests. These are the places where you can nurture your imagination. Vanquish stress. Find your calm contentment and reclaim your bliss.

 

 

Girl in the woods, holding a book

Read. Breathe. Relax.

 

Just read. Read what you love: a favorite book; our Tiny Garden Stories; our newsletter (Through the Garden Gate); or the patterns of dappled sun and shade in the garden. The simple act of focusing on these things will help you discover your calm center amidst the chaos of the day.

Escape to the Garden with us …

 

… without leaving your reading nook. We’re here for you, with emails and tiny tales that will sprinkle simple yet beautiful rituals, indulgences, reminders, snippets of nature, and bits of imaginative whimsy along your path like fairy dust.

Get started with 10 of our most popular Tiny Garden Stories. (They’re free!)

table set for a tea party in the woods

 

What if it were easy?

 

No matter what life is like, its easier than you think to find your calm.

 

Picture this: You’re indulging in cozy, quiet time to read one of our tiny tales … or a few pages of the novel you’re in love with at the moment. You’re comfy — a favorite drink in easy reach, maybe even a cat on your lap — and you’re focused on the exquisite words on the page and the images they conjure in your mind. And you begin to notice how calm and happy you feel in the moment.

Contentment really is as close as your favorite stories & books.

No must-read lists.

 

No awkward book-club discussions.

 

No guilt.

 

When you carve a few quiet minutes out of a crazy day,
the last thing you want to do is required reading.

 

Some days, you may not feel like reading anything, so you certainly don’t want to spend precious time keeping up with an arbitrary reading goal. And, despite what you may have heard elsewhere, that’s okay!

 

We don’t believe in must-read lists or even in traditional book clubs.

 

Here’s what we offer instead: tiny stories full of calm, cozy vibes, and permission (not that you really need it) to enjoy reading your favorite books and stories, on your terms, and — for those times you don’t feel like reading at all — to find moments of calm contentment in the garden or the forest, or even in the steam curling up from a mug of hot Earl Grey.

“The only important thing in a book is the meaning it has for you.”

W. Somerset Maugham

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”

Cicero

“There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived as fully as the days we think we left behind without living at all: the days we spent with a favorite book.”

Marcel Proust

“Standing there, staring at the long shelves crammed with books, I felt myself relax and was suddenly at peace.”

Helene Hanff

“What a happy woman I am, living in a garden, with books … birds, and flowers, and plenty of leisure to enjoy them!”

Elizabeth von Arnim

“A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.”

Neil Gaiman