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This Mobile Bookshop Asks Visitors to Tell a Story

Adele Peters

A bookshop in Portugal turned a vintage van into this mobile shop, which specializes in English translations of Portuguese books. The bookstore owners say they want literature to act as a 'postcard' for their country- a way to remember a trip, and inspiration for more traveling. They ask every traveler who visits the bookshop to tell them a story.

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  • Maria Carkagis

    Fabulous idea - in 2009 I travelled through Portugal on a trip through Europe and it was about this time I was looking for another book to read - sadly, I didn't find any in English until I got to Salamanca - would have LOVED to patronize this store. I had heaps of stories - www.maria-and-michael-on-the-road@blogspot.com.

    • Adele Peters

      Yes, I love that project too! I've noticed a few pop up in my neighborhood recently.

  • John Wynn

    Very cool...I could see a similar project working in many neighborhoods here in the U.S., especially where access to libraries is limited. However, I'd suggest one simple change,,,trade a book for a story!