Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Orange train cart

comments: 2

J D Lowe said...

Clearly, I must have one of these for the house, but no doubt I'll need to settle for a trip to NYC :-) It's quite ingenious how the book holder part of the car swivels to keep the book level no matter what the orientation of the track. On a slightly related topic, you might find this video of interest:

Michael Leddy said...

The trip to NYC is probably the better value. I saw the system — well, as much as the layperson can see — earlier this week while visiting the Rose Reading Room. The color choice and the swiveling carts make this technology really appealing.

I liked that short film and the idea of the bookmobile. There are many accounts of how valuable traveling libraries were in rural areas too. Also: librarians on horseback.