15+ Reading Nooks Perfect For When You Need To Escape This World & More Critical Linking

Although some people claim that they can read anywhere, anytime, we all know that a comfortable, well lit, soft spot is ideal. On a blanket in a park is one such perfect spot; on dry, spongy moss, under a tree, is another good location. But what happens if you’re a city dweller (or not even!), and outdoor reading spots are at a premium?

Bored Panda has collected this list of reading nooks for you, those indoor bookworms that maybe like to read outside, but who also need a comfortable place inside to get the pages turning.

This piece isn’t new but after this week, all I want to do is think about cozying up in a sweet reading nook. Any of these would work.


The Brooklyn Public Library’s Sunset Park branch will house a new and improved21,000-square-foot library on the lower levels, and 49 affordable apartments above that. Now, the Brooklyn Paper has details on those units, all 49 of which will be earmarked for “a range of low-income tenants, including those who qualify for federal housing assistance,” per the paper.

Smart. And how great that those residents will have access to such a library without having to go far, too?


The British Royal Mail is celebrating the 100-year anniversary of Agatha Christie’s first book—The Mysterious Affair at Styles—with six special-edition stamps that honor the doyenne of mystery writing.

The stamps, designed by Jim Sutherland and illustrated by Neil Webb, offer clues to the observant letter-writer that can be sussed out by UV light, heat or a well-tuned magnifying glass.

Love the stamps and love that you can unravel some clues with them.


Hogwarts letter got lost in the mail? Don’t worry: You can still experience Halloween the Harry Potter way by visiting one of these events. From fast-paced Quidditch tournaments to frothy mugs of butterbeer, these community festivals and private events will help you celebrate the most magical night of the year the way Dumbledore would have wanted you to.

Harry Potter festivals!


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Kelly Jensen: Kelly is a former teen and adult librarian and a long-time blogger at STACKED. She's the editor/author of (DON'T) CALL ME CRAZY: 33 VOICES START THE CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH and the editor/author of HERE WE ARE: FEMINISM FOR THE REAL WORLD. Her next book will publish in Fall 2020. Follow her on Twitter @veronikellymars.