Taking Books to the People, Part 10: Bokbåte

Sweden and Norway both have floating libraries that take books to citizens on remote islands, twice a year.  The Swedish floating library is called Bokbate while the Norwegian boat is called the Epos.

When the boat docks, residents climb aboard to return books they borrowed during the last visit and check out the library’s newest offerings. The boat carries about 3,000 books, and residents can put in requests ahead of time. The three or four volunteer librarians who take turns working on the ship say that, as you might expect, the latest best-sellers are in high demand.

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