Open by Appointment & The Evening Read

Visiting No.3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works Visitors may request an appointment to reserve the reading room or annex through the contact page for up to two people for archives research, reading, writing, or consultation, or by sending an email with a suggested time, your area of interest and any questions to A week’s notice is preferred, but shorter notice may be possible, so just reach out. Please read the updated Covid-19 protocols for visiting before reserving.

The Evening Read: The Evening Read will be on hiatus during the holiday season, look for notice here when it will resume.

Offering quiet, small group reading the first hour in the annex and conversation outdoors in good weather for the second hour, guests are invited to BYOB- bring your own book and beverage, or browse the materials on the reserve shelves of titles selected from the reading room’s archive collection of fine press books, photo books, poetry, journals and works on paper. During the second hour of conversation, tea and water will be available for those who prefer a non-alcoholic beverage.

The Evening Read is reserved on a first come, first served basis, but walk-ins during good weather will be accommodated if there’s seating. There is no cost, but once reserved, please honor this commitment or give at least 24 hours notice if you can’t attend so those on the waiting list may participate. No.3 Annex reserves the right to cancel this event due to unforeseen circumstances and will notify guests promptly should this be necessary. Please sign up for the email list to receive announcements of future dates.

COVID-19 Policy: The following measures will be in place for visitor’s safety: guests must not have been recently exposed to Covid-19 and wear a medical grade KN-95 mask regardless of vaccine status. Masks may only be removed indoors for drinking while maintaining a safe social distance, or if one is seated outdoors. If you’re not feeling well, please stay home. If you’re at an increased risk of severe illness, you should consider waiting until good weather for outdoor sitting. No.3 Reading Room cannot guarantee that visitors will not be exposed to Covid-19 during your visit, so attendance is at your own risk.


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