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I got this cool impromptu notification from some literatiÂ friendsÂ (more like book lovers) who give back to the community by handing out books—free.Â I love free!Â They are called The Miracle Bookmobile.Â “Bookmobile”–well, that’s a word I have not heard since I was in grammar school and I lived in an area with too many kids and not enough libraries.Â Ergo, some funky bus used to roll up on Chollas Elementary School and 4 or 5 of us could climb aboard for 20 minutes and quickly choose books to check out—a ritual that was repeated for about 20 to 30 kids once a week.Â It was a kid-friendly library, nothing in a shelf higher than 5 feet (I think).
Tonight, Saturday, October 22,Â The Miracle Bookmobile will be in downtown Los Angeles beginning at 7pm in front of Exilo Studio.Â Exilo is located at 435 S. Broadway, 90013.Â They have a lot of great new literature from LA and OaklandÂ and they invite you to “c’mon out and get some!”
Ever wonder what to do with a book that is collecting dust and you already read?Â The answer is The Miracle Bookmobile they welcome donations on location.Â If you missed out on this round of book exchanging and/or book receiving, keep The Miracle Bookmobile on your list of things to do.
I am going to categorize this under “la crisis”.Â My friend says we should not have bailed out the banks—-we should have let the whole thing collapse.Â Those who live simply and are about community would have continued doing so.