Libraries on bicycles serve a practice purpose: getting books to places that don’t have any. GOOD Magazine explores some bicycle library projects that are bringing knowledge to book deserts around the world.
Books on bikes are another creative solution gaining popularity in the U.S. and abroad. A scaled-down version of the book mobiles that were once a fixture of many middle- and upper-class childhoods in America, these pedal-powered libraries allow librarians to bring books out of the library shelves and into the communities they serve. And in places that lack roads and infrastructure for a book mobile, they can also prove more practical.