Saturday, 30 August 2014

Travelling Van!


Have books, will travel... Not sure where this came from (it seems to be doing the rounds on Facebook and Twitter) but it is such a wonderful idea. If we had a van like that for the Bookshop we could go mobile and take books out to the world!! Wouldn’t that be great?! 
 
I wonder if the vehicle is purely for storing books, or whether you can actually live in it, like a camper van. Actually, it reminds me of Christopher Morley’s Parnassus on Wheels, a brilliant novel about a travelling bookshop which is long overdue for a reprint (it was published in 1917, and I've never seen a copy in our shop, which is a shame). However, electronic versions are available at Project Gutenburg. 

And although we lack suitable transport to provide a mobile service, you can still visit our Bookshop, which is packed with all kinds of books, so do come and browse.
 

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