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Bike-based ‘Street Books’ library will expand thanks to bike shop’s donation

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on June 3rd, 2015 at 3:41 pm

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Street Books founder Laura Maulton talks with two patrons.
(Photo: M.Andersen/BikePortland)

Street Books, Portland’s five-year-old free private book-lending library, will be spending more time on Portland’s east side this summer.

Splendid Cycles, the cargo bike store at the north end of the eastside’s Springwater on the Willamette path, will donate a new, fully built-up Bullitt cargo bike, and Jeff Lauten of Badger Bikes will donate a handbuilt water-tight box to match.

Street Books, which we profiled last summer, launched its fifth lending season on Tuesday.

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Portland’s pedal-powered street library blooms into a beloved institution

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on September 23rd, 2014 at 3:22 pm

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Street Books founder Laura Maulton talks last week with patrons Jonathan and Bam.

After four summers loaded with all the paperbacks you can fit on a cargo trike, Portland’s most public library is rolling merrily forward.
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