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A Brief History of Taking Books Along for the Ride

A “Walking Library” in London, circa 1930s (VSW Soibelman Syndicate News Agency Archive via History in Pictures)

With e-readers and e-books it’s easier now more than ever to carry lots of books with you wherever you go.  But “taking books along for the ride” has been a tradition for hundreds of years.  This article by the Smithsonian Magazine highlights some pictures and key “traveling libraries” throughout the years.  Whatever year it is, the message is clear-people love taking books along for the ride!

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