Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
One of the people we got to see was Shel, a Charlottesville native who has set us up with some great events in her city. She made it by the thrift store after the zine fest, and immediately found a great old typewriter. As she was paying for her purchases, she was telling Shelley that she had her fortune read at the zine fest, and was really confused and a little worried by one prediction: at some point that day, she was going to find a bag of fingers! She and Shelley were laughing about this odd fate, until they looked down at the typewriter she was buying and realized that this mechanism, though not a bag, was full of fingers! Her prediction was right! Fate, now just another free thing offered by Books On Wheels!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Books on Wheels will be at the Richmond Zine Fest on Saturday November 7th from 11-3 pm handing out books! Visit this site for more information about the Richmond Zine Fest at Gallery 5 this year:
Richmond Zine Fest
Monday, October 19, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
302 W. Brookland Park Blvd.
Hours of Operation:
Closed Sunday and Monday
Monday, October 5, 2009
Books on Wheels
This show happened over a week ago thanks for Julie Karr for setting it up. I unfortunately missed it because I was out of town, but I sent a replacement and Ward went and said it was great. Thanks to everyone that played and everyone that came to the show to see wonderful talent and support Books on Wheels. .. really amazing and I promise I won't miss this if it happens again.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
|The 2009 Richmond Zine Fest will be held at Gallery 5, located at 200 West Marshall Street in Richmond, Virginia, USA (a.k.a RVA). Our dates this year are Friday, November 6th from 7-11pm during Richmond's First Friday Art Walk, and Saturday, November 7th from 11am-5pm as a full day event."|
Monday, September 14, 2009
Monday September 14th 10-6 pm
Friday September 18th 10-6 pm
Saturday September 19th 10-5 pm
We are accepting clothing, bikes, books, housewares, and pretty much anything except for furniture. All donations are greatly appreciated and come with a tax-deductible receipt.
Also, if anyone is interested in volunteering, please email us! Now that we actually have space to work out of other than the inside of buses, we would love volunteers! If you can or are interested in sorting books, sorting clothes, pricing clothes and store items, working on/fixing bicycles, please let us know if you ware interested!
Thanks again for your support! We are very excited about this new project for Books on Wheels and how it is helping the organization grow. More updates will arrive when we have a definite opening date and we will keep everyone posted!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Ward and I are happy to announce that Books on Wheels is opening a in the Northside area of Richmond. The store is located at
302 W. Brookland Park Blvd.
Richmond, VA 23222
We will function as other thrift stores do in selling you gently used merchandise donated to us from the community, but with a few Books on Wheels specialties to look forward to! This volunteer run, non-profit thrift store will provide:
Free books! All the time, always free!
Functioning bicycles for sale. Never buy another thrift store bicycle that you can’t ride away on!
We will not be providing free bicycle repair in store, but we will be holding classes TBA that teach bicycle repair and as always, Books on Wheels will hold events in the neighborhoods with our buses so we can fix bikes during those occasions!
What we need now is support from the community to get us starting. Currently, we are asking for donations of any kind to the store before opening our doors. Also, we always need and greatly apprieicitate monetary donations so we purchase the following items that we need:
Supplies to build
Clothes Racks and clothes hangers to organize clothing donations
A Cash Register
Just a reminder, here is information about Books on Wheels:
Books on Wheels is a Richmond, Virginia based 501 (c) 3 non-profit organizations that provides free books and free bicycle repair. As a , Books on Wheels is able to travel to many different communities in Richmond and around the country to provide our services. We work with various other organizations in order to provide to their clients as well as people in their communities. Our services are available to anyone and everyone, yet we do have a concentration in working with at-risk youth in low-income neighborhoods. Currently, we are working on occupying a space within Richmond so we can expand our operation to provide free books and offer bicycle repair classes at a particular location. Our new project will allow for more volunteer participation, as well as ability to reach more people within the community.
Books on Wheels is dedicated to promoting literacy and maintaining healthy, active lifestyles, while providing much need resources to our communities that lack access to free books and bicycle education. Through literature and bicycle education Books on Wheels works to provide empowering tools that they can use within their communities. In concentrating in working with youth, Books on Wheels strives to encourage young people to read and to learn skills that they can use for the rest of their lives.Donate Online through Network for Good!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Books on Wheels would like to thank all the kids that rode around today, along with Lindsey and Tracy for setting up the event. The kids donated books, raised money, and did a great job of riding bike, drinking lemonade, and eating cookies. It was really fun and exciting! Thanks for all the support!