The book bus? More like the book limo

When I was a kid growing up in small town Ontario, we still had a Bookmobile that would come by the school. It was my favourite thing ever. Even better than the Scholastic catalog (back when Scholastic still sold books and not plastic toys, video game tie-ins, and virtually anything but plain and simple books). But, damn, it didn’t look like this. It looked like a painted cube van with stacks of books, iirc.

While for many commuters a bus or train journey presents a rare opportunity to get stuck into a book, in some cities public transport is being commandeered as means of getting books to communities that need them most. Vehicles are being reimagined and upcycled to not only to spread the joy of reading, but to educate and improve lives.

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