On Wheels at Art Walk

Our little Library Store On Wheels had a big night out last night! We parked at the corner of 3rd and Spring St. for the Downtown L.A. Art Walk, surrounded by other mobile retail trucks and food trucks of all kinds.

We had a steady stream of visitors on board our truck all night. Everyone was happy to be out enjoying the early spring time weather!

The nice folks at Truck-It Fest gave us a fantastic parking space right in the middle of the action! We kept the windows down and let the enticing aromas from the nearby food trucks waft through our truck all night long.

People were stoked when they learned their purchases supported their beloved libraries!

Can’t wait for next month! Hopefully we’ll see you again at Art Walk on April 11!


Catch The Library Store On Wheels at a Branch Near You

On Monday, December 10, we’ll be launching The Library Store On Wheels, a mobile incarnation of our beloved and critically-acclaimed Library Store.

Featuring a unique and carefully-curated collection of literary-inspired gifts, we’ll be visiting six different neighborhood branches during our first two weeks, as well as Hollywood’s world-famous Amoeba Music. To celebrate our new wheels, City Librarian John Szabo, Foundation President Ken Brecher, and others will be joining us at various stops along the way.

Here’s where we’ll be:
Monday, Dec. 10 from 2 to 6 p.m. – Palms Rancho Park
Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 2 to 6 p.m. – Sherman Oaks
Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 2 to 6 p.m. – Exposition Park
Thursday, Dec. 13 from 2 to 6 p.m. – Mid-Valley
Saturday, Dec. 15 from 1 to 5 p.m. – Cypress Park
Tuesday, Dec. 18 from 2 to 6 p.m. – Fairfax
Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 2 to 6 p.m. – Amoeba Music

For directions to branch libraries, please visit the LAPL website.

There’s sure to be something for every library fan on your gift list, including: the Out of Print The Very Hungry Caterpillar Kids’ Tsh, the Quoteyak Writer Tin, and the Read Much Pennant.

The Library Store opened in 1993, just one year after the Foundation was founded in response to the 1986 fires that nearly destroyed the Central Library. The Library Store On Wheels follows the success of last year’s branch pop-up stores and will mark the first time this one-of-a-kind shopping experience will be made readily available to library lovers all over Los Angeles.

Proceeds from the Foundation’s Library Store On Wheels will benefit the Los Angeles Public Library’s Central Library and 72 branch libraries.

Hope to see you on the road!