To find today’s Reading Nook, we follow Mama Chipmunk into the almost-hidden gap in the dry stone wall, behind the peony plant.


Turn right, scamper down a narrow corridor, and emerge, blinking in the sudden, unexpected light, into a wide, dry cavern.


Along the uneven stone walls are bookshelves woven from gathered sticks and twigs. Candles blaze from every flat surface. Mama Chipmunk’s comfiest chair sits in one corner and all of her favorite tiny books, from a lifetime of book-hoarding, fill the shelves.


(May 2022)


Story © Jennifer Singleton / Read+Purr
This is another vignette in my ongoing series of Tiny Garden Stories: peaceful 1-minute tales, full of cozy vibes, delicious details, and generous dollops of imagination & whimsy. Click one of the first two buttons below to go to (or back to, if that’s where you fell down the rabbit hole) either the Public Garden archive page or (if you’re a Story Club member) to the Private Garden page. Or click the third button to learn more about my Tiny Garden Stories. Want each week’s featured story delivered directly to your inbox? Subscribe to my Substack. 


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