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Celebrating 30 years opening children's hearts, minds and worlds

Celebrating 30 years opening children's hearts, minds and worlds


Watch the video about our 30 year journey!

30 Years, 30 Artists: A Global, Interactive Exhibition

30 Years, 30 Artists: A Global, Interactive Exhibition


30th-Anniversary exhibit rendering

Step into the Barefoot Books story with 30 artists from around the world!

Barefoot was thrilled to partner with The Umbrella Arts Center to feature Barefoot Books: 30 Years, 30 Artists, a free family-friendly, interactive art exhibition with arts and crafts sessions showcasing 30 artists from around the world and a three-dimensional timeline of Barefoot’s history this past September.

Limited edition prints of the global art are now available for sale, and 50% of sales support The Umbrella Arts Center.


In partnership with

Umbrella  Arts Center

Photos from our Celebrations

Photos from our Celebrations

In the News

In the News

The Boston Globe, September 2022

"In West Concord, Barefoot Books celebrates 30 years of diversity, inclusion, and fearless reading for kids."

Publishers Weekly, September 2022

Barefoot Books Turns 30, Re-Embraces Traditional Markets. "Over the past three decades, Barefoot has published close to 1,000 titles and shipped more than 30 million copies."

Discover Concord, Fall 2022

"In England in 1992, two young moms, Nancy Traversy and Tessa Strickland, couldn’t find the kinds of books they wanted for their kids: visually captivating stories that celebrated global awareness and sparked curiosity."


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