In addition to being the museum’s primary event space, Readers Hall also offers interpretive exhibits celebrating the critical role of the reader in American literature, both now and in the past. Visitors can get a glimpse of what everyday Americans were reading throughout history, and weigh in on their favorite reading material.
Readers Hall is a space for reading and taking a relaxing break, but there is still a lot to learn! On the walls, there are displays on libraries, famous bookshops, and different forms such as comics.
Visitors can also vote on their favorite books by American authors, and have a souvenir bookmark with their choices sent to their email address. A running leaderboard of visitors’ favorites is featured above the voting stations.
Readers Hall is the primary in-person event space at the Museum. Programs such as author talks, film screenings, happy hours, workshops and more take place here.
This space also provides room for seating dinners, cocktail hours, and other special events available for those who rent the Museum.