Friday, July 24, 2009

Sorry Robinson Theater

Unfortunately, after the fundraiser, the bus broke down and we did not make it to the Robinson Theater for the block party. Sorry. Maybe RIP for real???? Five tows in the last 9 months, and probably the last 9 TIMES I have driven the bus....looks like this may be it.

Thank you MCV Childcare Summer Camp!

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!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

All Things Richmond

Thanks to Paul Hammond for this blog posting at

"I came across a bike after finishing my coffee at Crossroads last week. It was tagged with a "free bike" sign and not being one to pass up a deal, I threw on my rack and drove it home. A second look at this bike and I knew I had no use for it. I am happy with my reliable Giant and not looking for another hobby. I had to find another home for it and that home is Books On Wheels. They will put it to much better use than I would. I know that there are garages full of unused bikes out there doing nobody any good. Find a new home for your old bike and get some garage space back for your trouble. Read more about Books on Wheels below.

From the Books On Wheels website.

"Books on Wheels is non-profit organization that provides free books and free bicycle repair. As a mobile operation, Books on Wheels is able to travel to many different communities in Richmond and around the country.

Our services are available to anyone and everyone, yet we do have a concentration in working with at-risk youth in low-income neighborhoods.

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."

Shelly Briggs runs the bicycle side of things and Ward Tefft of Chop Suey fame takes care of the books. Currently operating out of a bus and they are looking for a space to establish a free bookstore and bicycle repair center. If you have space available or want to help in any other way, you can reach them at the email address below. They are always accepting gently used books and bicycles or bicycle parts. Donations can be dropped off at:

Chop Suey Tuey Books
2913 W. Cary St. (across the street from the Byrd Theater)
11-6 PM Monday-Saturday
1-6 PM Sundays

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Books on Wheels on CBS 6 Virginia This Morning!

Books on Wheels will be featured on CBS 6 News Virginia This Morning on Tuesday August 4th for 5 minutes between 9-10 am. Yes!!!! Last year we did this and Bill Bevins interviewed us! A local celebrity!!! He has his own billboards! This is going to be awesome!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Books on Wheels on Facebook!

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Monday, July 6, 2009

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Books on Wheels at the East End Library!

Monday July 20th from 3-6 pm.
25th St. in Church Hill, Richmond VA
Open to the Public

Friday, July 3, 2009


by Sean

Wednesday, July 1, 2009