Press Coverage


We’ve had some nice press coverage of the Reading Invasion this spring. Thanks to our local media for noticing!

Buffalo Rising 

Yeah Buffalo! 

Rise Collaborative 

All WNY News

Step Out Buffalo 




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This year’s poster by Anne Muntges

2015 Reading Invasion (1)

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1st Reading Invasion of 2015!


The summer reading season is upon on! The date for the first Reading Invasion of the summer is set: Monday June 8th, from 7pm – 8pm.

The location will be announced soon!

Please spread the word and stay posted for more details.

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Next up: Larkin Square


The next Buffalo Reading Invasion is all set for Monday evening, September 22nd. Once again, we are ending the summer with an invasion of Larkin Square–one of our favorite places in the city. This time, we are really excited to be partnering with the Larkin Square Author Series and author Laura Pedersen‘s reading. We hope you can join us for Ms. Pedersen, and then stay for an hour of quiet reading in one of Buffalo’s great spaces. 

5:00pm – 6:30: Author Laura Pedersen 

6:30pm – 7:30: Reading Invasion

The Filling Station will be open, so drinks and food will be available. 


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Pictures from the Wilkeson Pointe Reading Invasion

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Getting to Wilkeson Pointe (and Sunday’s Invasion)

Wilkeson Pointe is a new gem along Buffalo’s remarkable (but under-utilized) Outer Harbor. The Pointe been recently worked on (article), with bathrooms, public docking (if you want to boat down), and some really cool Wind Sculptures (here). It’s a great spot for a Reading Invasion, though it’s less familiar than most of our previous locations. So…some directional help for those directionally needy:

 [Coming from the North] Take the skyway (can be accessed via the 190 or taking Elmwood south all the way until it ends) up and over the Buffalo river. Get off at the Outer Harbor Drive exit. Turn right onto Fuhrmann Boulevard. Stay on this until you arrive at Wilkeson Pointe (on the lefthand side).
[Coming from the South] Take the Route 5 north, and get onto Fuhrmann Blvd north before you go over the Skyway.  Stay on Fuhrmann Blvd until you arrive at Wilkeson Pointe (on the lefthand side).

Biking around the Outer Harbor is easy and enjoyable, with bike lanes galore.  However, getting there, at this point, is a little tricky, particularly with construction along Ohio St. Best bet: Take Michigan, cross the shipping canal, take a left of Ganson St., and then cross the river at the Ohio Street Bridge. Once across, just ride up the Furhmann til you get to Wilkeson Pointe.

BY BOAT: There are public docks at Wilkeson Pointe, so feel free to pull your boat up and join the Invasion that way!

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August 3rd Reading Invasion Location

On Sunday, August 3rd, starting at 4pm, the next Buffalo Reading Invasion is taking place in a new space: Wilkeson Pointe, on Buffalo’s Outer Harbor (article here). The Pointe is complete with rest rooms, is dog friendly, has plenty of room for everyone, and comes with an incredible view of Lake Erie.

This time around, we are partnering with the 21st Century Park on the Outer Harbor (, a local group dedicated to turning the outer harbor area into a public park. Please come hear from them about their plans for the rest of the Outer Harbor.

So please join us for an afternoon of reading along one of the great remaining undeveloped waterfronts in the United States. Please bring a friend, something to sit on, a picnic if you wish, and something to read.

It’s a little tricky to get to, but well worth the trip. See the map below for details.

Poster BRI Wilkeson Point

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Pics from Heritage Garden Reading Invasion

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Pictures from June 9th 2014 Reading Invasion


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June 9th Location Announced

The date & location of the first Reading Invasion has been official announced. On Monday June 9th*, we will be invading Bidwell Parkway, going east from Elmwood Ave (on the Talking Leaves/Aroma side, heading toward Buff Sem). Reading begins at 7pm and ends at 8pm. 

*rain date: Monday June 16th: same time, same place.

If you’ve been to a Reading Invasion already, you know what to do.

If this is your first Invasion, then the rules are pretty simple: Come down to Bidwell around 7pm; bring a book and perhaps a chair or a blanket; join us for an hour of quiet reading and simple celebration. All are welcome, ESPECIALLY FAMILIES!





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