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Explore Bookscape!

Welcome to Bookscape, our enchanting reading space for children! Bookscape is the invention of James Bradberry, a Pennsylvania architect who specializes in institutional design. Bradberry's drawings were brought to life by Judson Beaumont and his staff at Straight Line Designs, a custom furniture manufacturing company in Vancouver, British Columbia.

bookscape tree Visitors enter Bookscape through a garden of topiary animals. From there, the room unfolds in a succession of cutaway views and whimsically furnished spaces with books and nooks to read them in. In the house area, be sure to pause at the "Hearth of Darkness" fireplace. Beyond is a wishing well, in which one or two readers can snuggle, and the towering bonsai, hollowed out for an entire family. The rear of the gallery is designed for workshops and programs.

big blue book Bookscape is open to the public and free of charge. Please click here for information about the gallery and its visiting hours. For information about our children's programs, click here.