|Where||The top story of the Coffee Shop|
|Opened||August 22, 2005|
|Renovated||June 14, 2012|
|Closed||March 30, 2017|
Paint By Letters (formerly)
The Book Room was the second floor of the Coffee Shop, where penguins were able to read a large variety of books from the Book Shelf, or play Mancala. The Book Room also served as the office for the Club Penguin Times, with various desks and chairs, a printing press, and more for making the newspaper. Penguin Art was also hung on the wall, next to the bookshelf.
- 1 History
- 2 Pins
- 3 Parties
- 4 The Loft concept
- 5 Trivia
- 6 Gallery
- 7 Names in other languages
- 8 References
- 9 SWF
- 10 Geographic location
The Book Room was one of the original rooms in Club Penguin. During this time, the room was much more spacious and open. Sometime before the Halloween Party 2005, a fifth Mancala table was added to the room. Sometime before July, 2006, the How to Play Mancala poster was added to the wall. On March 9, 2007, the Book Shelf became functional with the addition of the first book, Rockhopper and the Stowaway, and a book button was added to the bottom-right corner of the room. On October 23, 2010, Penguin Art replaced a painting on the wall.
On June 14, 2012, the room was renovated, and was turned into the office for the Club Penguin Times. Various things such as the printing press and desks were added to the room to reflect this, although most of the old decor from the room was kept, just moved to the corners.
|Rockhopper's Key Pin|
|Safari Hat Pin|
|Cream Soda Barrel Pin|
|Fair Ticket Pin|
|White Puffle Pin|
|Fluffy Crest Pin|
|Scout Scarf Pin|
|Pi Pie Pin|
|Issue 500 Pin|
|CP Decal Pin|
- During Medieval Parties, from 2009 until 2012, the Book Room was turned into a royal study. There were multiple desks lined up with large books on them, a big carpet beneath the Mancala tables, candles hung on the walls, as well as large windows.
- During Halloween Parties from 2008 until 2011, there were a few jack-o-lanterns in the Book Room, as well as pumpkin lights hung on the walls, and a candelabra by the stairs. In 2008, a candle on the bookshelf was glowing green, and if clicked on, allowed entry to the Secret Laboratory, but only if players wore the Rad Scientist Costume.
- During Holiday Parties, from 2009 through 2011, the Book Room was modeled after a place where people could meet Santa. In the center of the room was a large chair, surrounded by decorations, including Christmas trees, presents, and other minor decorations, such as a snowman, snow globe, and large elf hat, and a painting of a snowy landscape. In 2011 and 2012, there was also a table with three holiday-themed books.
- During the Summer Kickoff Party, there were a few palm trees, and surfboards propped against the walls, as well as the Straw 3000 and a cocktail umbrella protruding from the ceiling.
- During the 2nd Anniversary Party, orange and yellow balloons and banners were hung up in the Book Room. There were various decorations themed after the number two, the 2nd Year Party Hat (which was available for free from a box in the corner of the room), and green and black puffles. There was a mat on the floor by the bookshelf that read "NEW BOOK!"
- During the Christmas Party 2007, the Book Room took on a dreary color scheme. The table, chair, lamp, and potted plant by the bookshelf were all replaced by a stove, and one of the couches was replaced by a tall chair and pedestal. The "HOW TO PLAY MANCALA" poster was changed to "HOW TO PLAY SCROOGE MANCALA", and the painting on the wall displayed a giant coin.
- During the Submarine Party, the Book Room was decorated with a seafloor theme. The floor was made up of blue tiles with a whirlpool pattern, the couches were replaced with a shell and clam couch, among other things, including seaweed on the bookshelf. The top edges of the walls were replaced with glass and fish were visible on the other end, and there was also a box of free Seashell Belts.
- During the April Fools' Party 2008, the entire Book Room was turned into a crude crayon drawing.
- During the Penguin Games, red vs blue Mancala was hosted here. There were signs and balloons for each of the two teams, and a large banner hung up.
- During the 3rd Anniversary Party, there were beanbag chairs and balloons in varying color, and a large stand with the three existing yearbooks on it.
- During the Christmas Party 2008, garland and ribbon were hung on the walls, and a large candy cane was propped on one of the couches. There was also a table with three holiday-themed books.
- During the 4th Anniversary Party, there were beanbag chairs and balloons like the previous anniversary, but in greater quantity. There was again a stand with the yearbooks, this time with the addition of the newest one.
- During the 5th Anniversary Party, there were balloons of various colors hanging from the ceiling, and in the corner of the room, some recliners and a small table with tea. Once again, there was a stand with all the existing yearbooks. The Mancala boards were also placed on different tables than usual.
- During the 6th Anniversary Party, the room's decorations were a mix of the previous anniversary and the Halloween Party, which was happening at the same time. There were balloons and pumpkin lights, and the traditional stand with yearbooks. The jack-o-lanterns were wearing the year's anniversary hat.
- During the 10th Anniversary Party, the Book Room was decorated the same way as it was during the Halloween Party 2008, with the addition of a speaker box.
The Loft concept
The Book Room was planned to have a revamp, with the working name "The Loft" which would have made the room double as a store for records and books, with a catalog named "Tunes and Tales". The first concept was made in June 2009 and finished in November 2009. This revamp would have also included a revamp of Rockhopper and the Stowaway, and at least two new books, one being a book named "How I Met Yarr" and another named "Wing It! A Silly Story Game", in the style of Mad Libs (games in this style appeared in some of the older issues of the Club Penguin Times as well; the one used in the concept is from issue 131).
In the Tunes and Tales catalog, players would have been able to buy record discs and books, both of which were for igloos. When the player bought a record, a disc icon would appear in the player's igloo, allowing them to play purchased tracks in their igloo. They could also have been played anywhere on the island, if the player wore a MP3000. When the player bought a book, a bookshelf furniture item would appear in the player's furniture inventory. Placing and interacting with it would allow players to read purchased books. Books would have had their own inventory.
Due to lack of available developers and time to work on the record and book functionality, the room revamp was scrapped. Elements of this revamp were reused for the Book Room postcard and 5th and 6th anniversary parties.
- When a player stood on one of the chairs at the printing press machine, the newspapers moved on a conveyor belt.
The Loft concepts
Names in other languages
|Portuguese||Sala de Leitura|
Secret Laboratory (Halloween Party 2008 & 10th Anniversary Party)