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Miscellaneous Wed May 05 2010

Help Book Bike Get Rollin'

Summer's almost here. That means "Turkey In the Straw" jangling out of ice cream trucks and free books in the park, if you're lucky enough to spot the Book Bike. Since 2008, Gabriel Levinson has been riding from his custom-built Haley tricycle into public parks across Chicago every weekend, weather permitting, distributing hundreds of pounds of books donated by publishers to anyone interested. He explains, "the mission is to build and cherish a private library regardless of class or economic state, which is why the Book Bike is only at public parks. It's a place where every single person, whether you have a roof over your head or don't, has the right and privilege to be." This year he's focusing on distributing only zines and books by independent publishers. The one man organization is asking for your help: if Levinson can raise $1,000 for Book Bike by June 1st, he will give away a signed book from his personal collection (How We Are Hungry by Dave Eggers). All donations eligible for the drawing, regardless of amount.

 
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