Argentine book tank.jpgThis is not directly ebook related, but it is too good not to share.

Raul Lemesoff is an Argentine art-car artist and he has taken a 1979 Ford Falcon that used to belong to the Argentime armed forces and turned it into a “Weapon of Mass Instruction”.

I has about 900 books and he travels through Buenos Aires and through remote parts of Argentina offering free books to all.

Thanks to Book Patrol for publishing this.


  1. We were staying in Valencia in Spain in 1984 and happened to be in the local square when a travelling book vendor van arrived for its monthly(?) visit. It was greeted with enormous joy by the inhabitants, who clearly looked on this as a red-letter day. (I suspect that Latin countries don’t have the same tradition of public libraries as English-speaking ones.) I have occasionally thought of trying the same thing, and touring rural Australia with a satellite connection and a POD printer for eBooks, but I have my doubts about the level of demand.

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