A New Chapter Begins

readingtub farewell

… Or is it re-reading an old chapter?

Probably a little bit of both.

On December 31, 2021, the Reading Tub ended its 20-year run as a literacy nonprofit [aka 501(c)(3)]. Yes, the COVID pandemic played a part in our rethinking, but it was not the only factor that led to the Board’s decision to cease formal operations. 

So, after donating 20,000 new books to at-risk readers and their families; writing and publishing 8,800 reviews and myriad blog posts; as well as sharing countless book lists, reading suggestions, and literacy tips, it is time to begin the next chapter.

Which, is, sorta kinda, very similar to our first chapter. In June 2003, the Reading Tub began as a hobby website. Back then, it was only a book review site. I will return to the beginning and post book reviews but also continue to share literacy-related content. The main difference is that instead of working with volunteers, it will be a one-reader show. 

As is true in all good books, the anticipation for the next chapter is an exciting adventure into the unknown! And we can’t wait to start.

Happy reading,



One response to “A New Chapter Begins

  1. Thanks for sharing your journey, Terry! We’re sad to see the Reading Tub end its nonprofit operations but excited to see what the next chapter holds for your book review site and literacy-related content. Happy reading and best of luck on your new adventure!

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