August 15, 2008
The Book Bike
Once upon a time, there was a bibliophile named Gabe Levinson who wanted to spread the word about his passion for books.
So he did the obvious: ordered a custom-built tricycle with a 200-pound capacity and wrote to dozens of publishers asking for book donations. The hook: He’d ride around in his Book Bike and give away free books to the masses.
The responses flooded in — from McSweeney’s, Dark Horse Comics, Not for Tourists, Drawn & Quarterly, and Washington Square Press, to name a few.
Levinson now spends his Saturdays pedaling around Chicago parks giving away free reads. Cops have tried to stop him, but he woos them with his bounty.
This Saturday, you, too, can be wooed (check his website for location).
Pretty cool in our book.
For locations, go to somethingtoread.net.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Free books from a tricycle
From DailyCandy Chicago: