Tree House Books is on a mission to grow and sustain a community of readers, writers, and thinkers.

Tree House Books is a literacy center and bookstore based in North Philadelphia that supports children and their families in building literacy skills.

What makes us unique is that our programs move beyond strictly academics to include a social, emotional, and cultural focus.  In addition to providing access to a wide variety of books, we foster healthy attitudes towards reading and help our participants expand their self-concept through awareness of the opportunities reading provides.  We also engage the community in holistic literacy activities that reflect our community‚Äôs  rich ethnic, racial, and cultural heritage, giving us all as readers time and space to examine issues we find relevant to our lives.

Read your way into becoming the person you want to be.

The Tree House Books Pledge


The Tree House Pledge was written in 2011. Since then it has been a daily reminder of how we work, play, and learn together. The young people in our Book Camp say the pledge at the beginning of each afternoon. Our Words on Wheels bikers carry it with them to each block they deliver books to. When anyone is in need of redirection or affirmation, we use the pledge to remember our commitments to each other.

Whether you are participating, volunteering, supporting, or partnering with Tree House Books we welcome you to sign this pledge. Come see what's possible when we choose a different life for ourselves and use books to pave the way.