Fairfax’s Best Book Nook

It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Today we’ll continue our tour of book nooks in our Gracepoint DMV area. This treasure was hidden in the depths of my email archives, and I rue not ever having shared it with you all back in 2017 like I should have!

Bethany has an awesome book nook in her room. No joke, this was the first thing she set up when her family moved in to their home. (Almost brought tears to my eyes when I heard!)


Such a versatile space! You can read here…or practice your recorder. 🙂


Can accommodate a friend, too!

I asked her to share some words, and I promise, these are 100% her 4th grade self’s words. (She’s now in 5th grade.) I did not bribe her to convince you that reading is awesome. 🙂

I decided to make my book nook because I wanted a private place for me to be able to read and think about books. It is also a convenient place for me to sew and hang out with my friends. It was a bit hard for me to arrange the books and shelves, but after, it was totally worth it. I LOVE MY BOOKS!

Still not convinced? Here is a haiku she wrote about it:

Books are everywhere
My corner just for reading
A small library


Inspired? Share a reading haiku below!

Book Nook Tour: Blast From the Past Version

Happy Friday! It’s time for our Friday feature of Gracepoint reading spaces all around the country. Back in June of 2017, Gracepoint Ministries planted a new church in the DMV area. For all of us Californians, this DMV stands for DC-Maryland-Virginia, not our favorite place to stand in line! Anyway, this meant opportunities for our young readers to create their own home libraries.

Here’s a video tour of Sophie & Jamie’s Book Nook from Maryland. This was back in fall of 2017. 

Book Nook from Kenny Choi on Vimeo.

While this particular book nook doesn’t exist any longer, I’m sure these two creative sisters will put their heads together to create fabulous new reading spaces. Looking forward to what they come up with next!

You can contact me if you’d like your reading space/book nook/home library featured. Photo, video, drawing, all media welcome. 🙂


Everyone Needs a Reading Space

On Fridays I will be featuring a snapshot of different reading spaces of people at Gracepoint Berkeley church and beyond. We’ll kick it off with a short tour of Jacob’s reading nook. This video was shared with me a couple months ago, so he might have redecorated since then!

Shout out to dad, Kevin, one of the college ministry staff at Klesis Berkeley  for setting this up. Not sure if you caught it, but he said he’s reading a Punchinello book! If you recall, he’s from the Wemmicks series.

jacob loves reading!

That smile says it all!

There’s something to be said for having a favorite reading spot. It doesn’t have to be a big space, it could even be a favorite chair. But situating our reading experiences in an actual place strengthens our positive associations and memories of reading. And it’s awesome to see Jacob starting young!

Come back on Fridays to see others’ reading spaces. Going through my emails, I actually found a few more book nooks people shared with me, even going back more than a year. So I suppose they’ll be throwback posts to book nooks that may or may not still exist. Ooh, the mystery!

How about you? Do you have a reading space or spot? How have your reading spaces changed over the years? Share below!