Sunday, September 27, 2009

St. Andrew's Community Fair

What a beautiful day it turned out after a rainy morning! Thanks to Ann for inviting us and Chip from Pibby's for coming out to help with bicycle repair. The fair had a great turn out, good food, and wonderful pigs and things to pet.

Books on Wheels at Project Homeless Connect

October 19, 2009
9:00 amto3:00 pm

This year, Project Homeless Connect will be held on Thursday November 19th from 9-3 pm at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. For more information, visit Project Homeless Connect

Richmond Zine Fest 2009 coming soon!

This year the Richmond Zine Fest will be held on Friday November 6th and Saturday November 7th at Gallery 5. For more info, visit

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."

Books on Wheels at First African Baptist Church

Books on Wheels will be holding an event at First African Baptist Church on Monday October 19th from 3-6 pm.

Books on Wheels at Blood Lake!

Books on Wheels will be at Blood Lake on Saturday October 10th. For more information about Blood Lake, visit:

13131 OverHill Lake Lane
Glen Allen, VA 23059
(804) 343-3700

More info about our visit to come soon!

Books on Wheels at St. Andrew's Church Community Fair

Books on Wheels will be at St. Andrew's Church Community Fair "Harvest on the Hill" on Sunday September 27th from 12-3 pm. The location is the area behind the William Byrd Community House where the market usually takes place in Oregon Hill off of Idlewood.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Getting closer...

Accepting Donations and Volunteers!

The Thrift Store is coming together nicely and we will be accepting donations this week on these dates:

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!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Books on Wheels is Opening a Thrift Store!

Hello Friends!

Ward and I are happy to announce that Books on Wheels is opening a Thrift Store 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 book shelves

Clothes Racks and clothes hangers to organize clothing donations
A Cash Register


Donate to Books on Wheels Here!!

Thanks for your support! We are going to open our doors as soon and will be back with more information!!

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 mobile operation, 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.

Our Mission:

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.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Coming soon...

Something new and big. (not another bus). Get ready!