Antonio La Cava (pictured) was a schoolteacher in Italy for 42 years. After retiring, he wanted to continue to spread the love of reading to children. He created the Bibliomotocarro by restoring and modifying a used Ape motorbike. It is a portable library housing 700 carefully-chosen books. Antonio has been traveling throughout Italy in his cheery bookmobile ever since. Don’t you just love this?
Side note: The name of La Cava’s contraption, Il Bibliomotocaro, really tickled me. I’m currently trying to learn the Italian language and always joke that you can add ‘o’ to the end of English words to translate them into Italian (perfect-o; fantastic-o…) – this moto carro sort of follows my rule. Sort of.
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