Libraries On Wheels

Monday, February 13, 2017





In the era of ebooks and Kindle it's hard to imagine that there was a time when you had to rely on these so-called 'travelling libraries' if you wanted to get your hands on a good book. Ever since the early 1850's cars, trucks and lorries - all stuffed with books - where touring around villages and city suburbs to offer locals a chance to borrow a book.

I love this! Can you imagine being the travelling librarian? The best job, ever! :)

P.S: Oh là là!
P.P.S: Plus, Stanley Kubrick's vintage take on NYC.

(via Bored Panda via Vintage Everyday)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fun idea. Jill

Olivia DiTomaso said...

Beautiful photos!

Liv

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Sarah said...

It's still a job!
My hometown still has a bookmobile
https://librarytechnology.org/libraries/library.pl?id=37883

Martina said...

I love this! A friend of mine once blogged about the South American version called "biblio burro" which was actually a donkey that carried books around the more rural areas. What a great idea!

Dawn said...

Many major libraries still have bookmobiles. Not everyone can afford to buy all their books or read them on a tablet or kindle. Bookmobiles generally focus on areas with limited access to a library or deliver to people who are home bound for a variety of reasons. Bookmobiles are great!

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