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  1. Wishing you a wonderful new year!

    The Barefoot Home Office Team Holiday Photo

    Dear Friends,

    As another year comes to a close, I am immensely grateful to reflect on the 30th anniversary of Barefoot Books. Reaching this milestone is especially meaningful as an independent, women-run company that has had its fair share of ups and downs, but has always come out stronger on the other side.

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  2. Why we’re getting rid of our CDs

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  3. All about our office move to Bradford Mill!

    We’ve moved!

    The Barefoot team is excited to announce that we have moved our office from Cambridge, Massachusetts to the Bradford Mill building in West Concord, Mass. In true Barefoot fashion, we have made the office space our own by transforming the walls with illustrator artwork and — of course — by installing shelves and shelves of books!

    As you can see from the video below, our new home celebrates our brand vision and showcases our collection’s vibrant stories from across the globe.

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  4. How to run your own Barefoot Books business

    Community Bookseller Jamaica Stevens at an event.

    “I love being able to set up my own little bookstore.”

    Ambur Gorman is one of the many who have joined our North American Community Bookseller program to help share Barefoot books with children and families.

    She says, “I think that Barefoot just does a great job with helping kids to understand that we all have the right to be here, and no matter what you do, you can make a difference in this world.”

    Barefoot Books’ Community Bookseller program offers parents, grandparents, educators and children’s book-lovers the opportunity to run a flexible and meaningful business. And it’s fun!

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  5. An end-of-the-year message from CEO and Co-Founder Nancy Traversy


    After this challenging year, all of us at Barefoot Books would like to extend our most heartfelt thank you!

    As a small, independent book publisher, we are so grateful for the wonderful support we have received from all over the globe. For nearly 30 years, you have reminded us how important our mission is and have inspired our work daily.

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  6. Season’s greetings from the Barefoot Books Team


    “May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter,
    and every window open to great possibility”

    – Mary Anne Radmacher

    We would like to extend a warm thank you for supporting our mission to open children’s hearts and minds this year.

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  7. Raising A Reader

    Change Children's Lives

    Raising Readers Everywhere!

    At Barefoot, we are committed to living out the kindness and compassion we celebrate and promote in our books. Home literacy routines promote healthy brain development, family bonding, and increased literacy skills – all proven elements for lifetime success! That’s why we have partnered with Raising A Reader to donate one book for every order placed on our website. Help us put 25,000 books into children's hands.

    Find new books and gifts for the children in your life today and change children's lives everywhere.

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  8. Meet the entrepreneur founders


    Meet the entrepreneur mothers who started it all! Nancy and Tessa, co-founders of Barefoot Books, share their stories and discuss what living Barefoot means to them.

    Nancy Traversy

    Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

    Ever since we took our first steps back in 1993, living Barefoot for me has been about stories — the stories we make, the stories we share, the stories that are in all of us and the stories that connect us.

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