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Mobile Library Book Drive

 

Belltown Books ala Cart Soon to Roll Around Downtown

Belltown Books ala Cart is a Little Free Library with a twist:  rather than staying in one place, the ala Cart project is two mobile bookshelves, which will be popping up all over Belltown.

Designed to foster a love of reading, the “take a book/leave a book” model allows community members to help themselves to a kid’s book, a young adult novel, the latest best seller or a classic sci fi thriller – all for free!  This project came together through community volunteers and a grant from the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

There are a variety of activities planned to gather books and celebrate the ala Cart project:

Thursday, April 28, 6 to 8 p.m., Moda Apartments, 2312 Third Avenue.  http://www.equityapartments.com/seattle/belltown/moda-apartments

Complimentary appetizers, sweets, wine and other beverages (supplied by Savior Fork Pies and the Belltown Collective) will be served at this family-friendly event. Your book donation (or cash contribution) enters into a drawing to win a gift bag featuring 12 autographed books by members of the Seattle 7 Writers’ Group, including Daniel James Brown, Carol Cassell, Garth Stein, and Rebecca Wells. http://www.seattle7writers.org/

Sunday, May 1, 3 to 5 p.m., the Innkeeper, 2510 First Avenue. http://innkeeperseattle.com/ Complimentary chips, salsa and guacamole and a no-host bar are being provided for guests 21 and over.  Stop by and drop off your donations and learn more about how you can get involved.

Friday, May 13, 6 to 8 p.m., Belltown Community Center, 415 Bell Street. http://www.seattle.gov/parks/centers/belltown.htm

In conjunction with the Belltown Art Walk, http://www.belltownartwalk.com/

It’s the official launch of Belltown Books ala Cart! The carts will be making their first public appearance, so stop by for complimentary snacks and drinks, grab a book, and be entertained by Seattle 7 Writers’ Group member and New York Times best Selling Author Kevin O’Brien http://www.kevinobrienbooks.com/

O’Brien will be speaking on reading, writing and the fine art of murder. He will also be providing some copies of his latest thriller as door prizes for the event.

For more information, or to arrange alternate book donation options, contact belltownbooksalacart@gmail.com.