Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011



Check it out!

Biblioburro is the story of a librarian — and a library — like no other. A decade ago, Colombian grade-school teacher Luis Soriano was inspired to spend his weekends bringing a modest collection of precious books, via two hard-working donkeys, to the children of Magdalena Province’s poor and violence-ridden interior. As Soriano braves armed bands, drug traffickers, snakes and heat, his library on hooves carries an inspirational message about education and a better future for Colombia. His simple yet extraordinary effort has attracted worldwide attention — and imitators — but his story has never been better told than in this heartwarming yet unsentimental film. A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting.

(60 minutes)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Laburnum Elementary School: April 2011

Awesome Event! Over 500 kids!

Thanks to a wonderful event a JL Francis Elementary!

Thanks to Alex Nelson and her crew for a great Books on Wheels event during the "Book Tasting" at JL Francis Elementary School on June 13th. We gave out over 400 books to students! Happy summer reading!!

Hello and Summer Schedule!

Dear Friends and Supporters,

It has been a very busy winter and spring for Books on Wheels and our thrift store, Books, Bikes, and Beyond Thrift, and thanks to all your support we are looking forward to a great summer! We are very excited about the upcoming summer schedule for Books on Wheels in Richmond. Here are our currently booked local dates:

July 12th
East End Library
3-6 pm
July 13th
Calhoun Center
3-6 pm
July 29th
The Robinson Theater
6-8 pm
August 1st
Main St. Library
10-12 pm
August 4th
Broad Rock Library

If anyone has any interest in a visit from Books on Wheels this summer, we still are available for booking events, so please feel free to contact us at

We appreciate your continued support in our efforts to provide free books and free bicycle repair to the Richmond community. As always, we accept donations of gently used books and bicycles at our Thrift Store located at 7 W. Broad St. where all proceeds go directly back to Books on Wheels! As our summer events develop into the fall, we will be in touch with our work in the community. Thank you again and enjoy the summer!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Upcoming Books on Wheels Fundraiser!

Wyld Chyld Vintage and Grape Cloth Clothing in conjunction with Books Bikes and Beyond Thrift in Richmond,VA will be hosting a Richmond designer/artist silent auction on April 9th, 2011. This is a non for profit event half of the proceeds will be going to the Books and Bikes cause and half of the proceeds will be going to a women's shelter in Richmond. We thank you in advance for your donation of clothing goods or artwork.

Date: April 9th, 2011
Time: 6:30 pm

More info can be seen on Books Bikes and Beyond on the links below.

Items for the show can be dropped off to

1) Books Bikes and Beyond for safekeeping until the auction
2) Bree Harvey 804-246-9099
3) or Iaan of Grape Cloth Clothing

In addition to making sure that your pieces received please send to your twitter , facebook , email , and phone number if you would like as I will be drafting a press release and blog entries for the area blogs.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


This photos are great. I wish I still took as many photos as I used to of our travels. Good times...

Sunday, January 30, 2011


Books on Wheels has a new email!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Books on Wheels on "School Matters"

The segment featuring the Books on Wheels book drive at Short Pump Elementary will be airing in our "School Matters" program this week. The new edition of "School Matters" premiered yesterday and will run for two weeks, so anyone interested will have plenty of opportunities to see and even record it.

"School Matters" airs daily at 6am, 12 noon, 6pm and 10pm on Comcast Cable Channel 99 and Verizon Channel 38.