An Airstream Ingeniously Repurposed into a Library
Not that we needed another reason to covet vintage Airstreams, but today I would like to introduce you to the Projet Mobilivre, also known as the Bookmobile Project. A vintage 1959 Airstream was converted into a traveling bookstore gallery no less, complete with exhibits of independent magazines, artist publications, and more literary goodness.
Fabricated by Freecell, shelves were created flush against the curved shape of the Airstream, and bungee cords hold the literary goods in place.
I love all the natural reading light that streams through the interior, complete with a sweet flower windowsill on the other end of the Airstream.
The vintage Airstream beckons you in to enjoy “a traveling exhibit of artist books, zines, and independent publications,” as seen during a visit to the University of Wisconsin.
Alas, it appears that the main Bookmobile Project website is not currently functional, but I do hope that this gem is still traveling the country, sharing with all independent literary food for thought.