Friday, October 14, 2011

Old Bus = New Library. Why Not?

Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

An old city bus turned into a public library is recycling at its best.


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11 comments:

Nan said...

What a wonderful, wonderful thing! How do you suppose it is heated in the winter? And does it move - like a bookmobile?

Trish said...

Good question. The article doesn't say anything about heat, but it does say that the library bus is 'parked' in a pedestrian area.

It is a wonderful thing, isn't it? I would love to see more retired equipment repurposed this way.

Beth said...

Looks cosy in there, doesn't it? But then, a place full of books always does. :)

Sam (Tiny Library) said...

I love how the old fashioned interior actually works with all the books. I'd love to visit!

Tracy said...

What a wonderful idea!

Trish said...

Beth - yes, true that.

Sam & Tracy - it would be fun to visit, wouldn't it? I wish more towns would do this.

Nan said...

It really is a brilliant idea. I'm reminded of the use of old railway cars as homes in England. Do you read the Maisie Dobbs series? That's where I first read of such a thing.

Leela said...

I love it. It's really cool :)

Kailana said...

What a fun idea!

Trish said...

Nan - No, I've never read that series but I could imagine railroad cars would work, too. Come to think of it, I've seen articles about homes being made out of shipping containers.

trailsofthepen said...

This is really a good idea especially for schools who may not a resources for a library. I like the idea of a traveling library. Hey, if a traveling pizza bus was done, this shouldn't be left behind. :D