How Many Miles Are on the Odometer of This Montana Bookmobile?

Bookmobile at Camas Prairie, Montana

Having just read a long, depressing article about Amazon’s workplace culture (“Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace,” New York Times), I thought randomly of a book-delivery service far removed from the etail giant’s Seattle campus. While on vacation in Montana the week before last, en route to Paradise (no, really), we spotted a bookmobile that turned off highway 28 onto 382, into the great wide open of Camas Prairie. We followed just long enough to get this shot through the windshield. It’s a great reminder that there are lots of places where hourly, same-day, or drone deliveries aren’t a viable option—and where libraries are still a great solution. Here’s to the man or woman behind the wheel!



About the Author:

Keir Graff is Executive Editor of Booklist Publications and the author of five books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Other Felix (2011). Follow him on Twitter at @Booklist_Keir.

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