World’s largest floating bookshop delivers books to the poor

18 Mar

I was just watching ABC News, and saw this story. The world’s largest floating bookshop delivers books to the poor. The ship, Logos Hope, carries more than 5000 books around the world and sells them at low prices to poor communities where books are hard to find.

Currently en route from Bangkok, Thailand to Hong Kong, the Logos Hope will be open to the public for 2 weeks. Last time they visited Hong Kong (in December & January), 92,000 people visited the floating book shop, and nearly 150,000 books were sold!

Logos Hope

Logos Hope

I think this is a fantastic idea, because I know I personally would be lost without reading, and it makes me so happy that kids around the world can have the opportunity to enjoy books. You can read more about the initiative here, and if you want, you can donate to the cause here.

-H-

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One Response to “World’s largest floating bookshop delivers books to the poor”

  1. Vickie Bates March 19, 2013 at 3:58 am #

    This is such a great story – a floating bookmobile! I love cool ideas like this, especially when they support literacy.

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