“My two favourite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything. The perfect day: riding a bike to the library.”
- Peter Golkin
Book Swap Bike is a mobile library and book swapping event run out of the Danish Christiana cargo bike.
The cargo bike is filled and presented with secondhand children's books for ages 0-10 years.
Families are invited to bring a book to swap or to borrow a book to read together in the pop-up reading lawn. They can also participate in a drop-in book-related craft activity.
BSB is predominantly aimed at children under 5 and their parents and carers. It creates a 'chill out' area during busy events as well as promote a love of learning, literacy and creative free play at an early age.
Book Swap Bike is a regular participant at Highpoint's Mastermind weekly free activities for kids. It has also popped up at Footscray Community Arts Centre, Barkly Square’s Bike & Life Festival and City of Melbourne’s Wheelie Good Day (2015-2017)