Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Call to artists! Worn Again 2010: Recycled Fashion Benefit for Books on Wheels

A Cast-Off Couture Showcase: CALL TO ARTISTS!
Friday, July 2nd at Art6 (6 East Broad Street)
Doors open at 8, $5 minimum suggested donation at the door.

Worn Again 2010 is our 7th Recycled fashion extravaganza and the latest
opportunity for Richmond designers to take the Worn Again challenge.

Designers and artists will have from May 23rd - June 27th to take cast-off clothing
and materials and turn them into a recycled runway masterpiece!

All are welcome to register but not everyone will make it past our W.A. jury (on June
27th) and walk in our Cast-off Couture Showcase, Friday July 2nd at Art6.
Only designers/artists that bring innovation, craft and overall WOW will be chosen to
represent our mission.

Whether it's high fashion or wearable art, your imagination is your only limitation. After 5 years and six shows we have seen our fair share of talent and we are ready to introduce Richmond to the next level, so shred, dye, deconstruct and re-construct. Tap into your couture and help us prove how innovative and beautiful recycled fashion can be.

Since it's 2005 debut in Richmond, Team Worn Again's goal has been to promote a
recycled lifestyle that is innovative, creative, accessible and always fashionable!
Part of this mission includes raising money for other local grass roots non-profits and
strengthening positive efforts in our community. That's why TWA is proud to donate
all proceeds from Worn Again 2010 to Books on Wheels.
Register today!

$15 non-refundable registration fee per designer

  • Rolling registration: April 25th - June 12th
  • Official Clothing pick-up: May 23rd
  • Worn Again Jury: June 27th
  • Worn Again 2010: A Cast-Off Couture Showcase, First Friday, July 2nd
  • Top 15 designs honored at Eco-Logic, August 6th

About our beneficiary:
Books on Wheels is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that brings free books and
free bicycle repair to low income communities. As a mobile operation Books on
Wheels is able to take this mission beyond Richmond and around the country. By
providing free books and helping educate community members about basic bicycle
maintenance, Books on Wheels ensures access to valuable life-long skills that
promote both physical and mental wellness. While Books on Wheels commonly
works with at-risk youth their services are available to everyone.

For more information please visit:

Please fill out the following information and return this form in an envelope,
clearly marked WORN AGAIN 2010
along with a $15 non-refundable registration fee to the following location.*

Books, Bikes & Beyond: 302 Brookland Park Ave.
Richmond, VA 23222

*or contact worn
**Please make checks payable to: Books On Wheels




The Official Worn Again Jury is Sunday June 27th.

*Please note that this is a juried exhibition and Team Worn Again does not
guarantee that your work will be chosen for the showcase.

*The official clothing pick-up day is May 23rd and while we suggest you
register prior to this date (to maximize your work time),
registration will be open until June 12th.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Books on Wheels has worked with over 100 organizations since 2007!!!!

April 24th: Friends of Battery Park Earth Day Festival
April 20th: George Mason Elementary School

Spring/Summer 2010 Book Donations went to these organizations: Reach Out and Read/Bon Secour, Read 4 Life, Grace Place Covenant, Providence Montessori Christian School, New Life for Youth, John Marshall High School, Highland Springs United Methodist,

January 28th: Short Pump Elementary Book Drive
January 23rd: BJ’s Wholesale Club


Winter 2009/2010 Book and Bicycle Donations went to these great organizations: Born to be Great, Summer Hill Elementary, Richmond Outreach Center, Richmond Waldorf School, Capital Child Care, Central Montessori School, Early Childhood Learning Center/Head Start, Highland Park Learning Center/Youth Life Foundation,

November 7th: Richmond Zine Fest 2009, Richmond, VA
October 19th: First Baptist African Church, Richmond, VA
September 27th: Harvest on the Hill St. Andrew’s Church Community Fair, Richmond, VA
August 3rd:National Night Out at the Neighborhood Resource Center, Richmond, VA
June 31st: East End Library, Richmond, VA
June 30th: The Robinson Theater, Richmond, VA
June 2oth: CSAFE, Baltimore, MD
June 16th: Winchester Greens Community Center, Chesterfield County
June 6th: Richmond Kickers Family Festival, Richmond, VA

Books on Wheels Spring/Summer Free Books were given to these fine organizations:
Aurthur Ashe Reading Room, Camp Alkulana, Southampton Elementary School, Early Childhood Development Initiative, St. Andrew’s School, Neighborhood Resource Center, Richmond Public Schools, Antioch Learning Center, Chesterfield Title I School, Bon Secour Hospital, REAL School, Youth Life Foundation

April 25th: St. Joseph’s Villa, Richmond, VA
April 24th: Bellmeade Oakgrove Elementary School, Richmond, VA
April 13th: Central Montessori School, Richmond, VA
April 7th: Slyvanie Elementary School, New Orleans, LA/ Alvar Branch Library, New Orleans, LA
April 6th: R.U.B.A.R.B., New Orleans, LA/ Isrealite Baptist Church, LA
April 5th: Annunciation Mission, New Orleans, LA/ Liousiana Books to Prisoners, LA
March 2oth: The Bridge: Charlottesville, Va
Feburary 28th: Richmond’s Really Really Free Market
January 31st: Richmond’s Really Really Free Market


Holiday Book and Bicycle Donations 2008 went to these organizations:
Jackson-Feilds Homes, Catholic Charities, Refugee and Immigration Services, Richmond Friends of the Homeless,READ ALOUD VIRGINIA, Pathways, Clark Springs Elementary

November 20th: Project Homeless Connect, Richmond, Va
October 11th: Richmond Zine Fest
August 30th: Richmond’s Really Really Free Market
August 9th: Art 180 Jonny Z Festival
July 31st:Pathways, Petersburg, VA

Summer Tour 2008:
June 28th: Harrisonburg, VA Our Community Place Summer Lawn Jam
June 27th: Baltimore, MD CSAFE
June 26th: Philadelphia, PA 51st Street
June 25th: Philadelphia, PA Neighborhood Bike Works Haddington Shop
June 24th: Philadelphia, PA, 41st and Ogden

June 10th: Chimborazo Elementary School
June 7th: Martin Luther King Elementary School
May 31st: Richmond Residential Services Yard Sale
May 3rd, 2008: Sacred Heart Center Health Fair
April 26, 2008: Bizarre Market @ Chop Suey Books
April 24th, 2008: Bon-Aire Pre-School
April 20th, 2008: Spring Bada-Bing
April 19th, 2008: Earth Day @ Mayo Island, Three Lakes Park
April 16th, 2008: VCU Bike-Round Up
April 12th, 2008: Twin Hickory Library Book and Bicycle Drive

Spring Tour 2008 :
March 13th, 2008: Typerwriter Museum, Austin, TX
March 12th, 2008: New Orleans Public Library Tour
March 11th, 2008: Israelite Baptist Church, New Orleans
March 10th, 2008: R.U.B.A.R.B., New Orleans
March 8th, 2008: Sluggo’s, Pensecola, FL
March 7th, 2008: The Hive, Greensboro, NC


December 2007: Bicycle Donation, Richmond Friends of the Homeless
November 15th, 2007: William Byrd Community House
November 8th, 2007: Project Homeless Connect
October 20th, 2007: Video Store, Brooklyn, NY
October 19th, 2007: PS 503, Brooklyn, NY
October 13th, 2007: Bizarre Market @ Chop Suey Books
September 29th, 2007: Fist City Fury at Toad’s Place
September 23rd: Family Peace Festival
September 7th, 2007: Carver Elementary School
August 2007: Bike! Bike! in Pittsburgh, PA

Summer Tour 2007:
July 2007: The People’s Project, Chicago, IL
July 2007: The Neutral Zone, Ann Arbor, MI
July 2007: Ann Arbor, MI
July 2007: Earn-a-Bike, Worcester, MA
July 2007: PS 501, Brooklyn, NY
July 2007: Neighborhood Bike Works
July 2007: CSAFE w/ Baltimore READS

Summer 2007 Richmond City Library Tour:
June 2007: Elwood St. Richmond Library
June 2007: East End Richmond Library
June 2007: Ginter Park Richmond Library
June 2007: Richmond Library
June 2007: Richmond Library
June 2007: Richmond Library

June 2nd, 2007: Martin Luther King Elementary
May 20th, 2007: Not With These Hands Community Day @ The Carollon
April 28th, 2007: Richmond Zine Fest, Firehouse Theater
April 21st, 2007: Earth Day, Mayo Island
April 18th, 2007: VCU Bike-Round Up
March 31st, 2007: Northside Recreation Center
March 25th, 2007: Charlottesville, VA Bike Project

Spring 2007 Tour:
March 2007: Centennial Park, Nashville, TN
March 2007: Israelite Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA
March 2007: Sluggo’s Vegetarian Parking Lot, Pensacola, FL
March 2007: Public Library, Greensboro, NC
March 2007: Deep Roots Market, Greensboro, NC

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

VCU Bike Round-Up 2010!

The Great Bike Round Up is at VCU Tomorrow!
Come by!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Commons Plaza