Hello, my name is Orty Ortwein and this is my bookmobile blog! I just find bookmobiles really fascinating, and if you’re here, then so do you. I hope to update every week, with a new factual tale every time. Of course, I’ll keep you posted. Look around and let me know what you think! (Many thanks to the Bethlehem Public Library of Delmar, NY, for letting me use their photo in the banner).
Anne Patchett, writer of Bel Canto and other acclaimed novels, has fullfilled her life-long dream of owning a bookstore. Parnassus, in Nashville, TN, has a mobile unit. She bought an old bookmobile on ebay and now uses to bring her wares throughout the city. See more below.
Check out this write-up of me in the paper!
I’ll be at the Greenwood Public Library Author Fair to hawk copies of my book, on Saturday, 10/15 from 1-3PM. If you live in the Indianapolis area, stop by and see me. If you don’t live close by, drive really far.
Check it out! The Janesville Hedberg Public Library’s bookmobile is an ambulance donated from the Fire Department. Click this link for more info.
The bookmobile of the Carmel Clay Public has only been in existence since 2015. It has the chassis of a Ford 450. It stops at parks, churches, schools and senior homes throughout Carmel.
What have I been doing since publishing my book you may ask? Looking for people who might want to buy a copy. Hence, I have been bookmobile hunting. Below are photos of the bookmobile in Racine, WI.
I was excited to see this one. Not only is it my hometown, but it has a large service-base. The city of Racine has 80,000 people, but only one library. No branches. Hence, the bookmobile fills in the gap.