“Vagabond” Shop Supplies Isolated Summer Resorts With New Books (Jul, 1929)
“Vagabond” Shop Supplies Isolated Summer Resorts With New Books
LITERARY needs in fashionable but far distant resorts are provided for by this traveling book shop, shown in the photo below. This movable shop parks in some shady corner of a summer resort where books usually consist of the Bible and a school history of the United States. Its stock comprises popular fiction, classics and rare volumes of all natures.
The shop is equipped with a writing desk and dining table for the driver.
Tin-lined, weather-proofed shelves have been built in the sides of the specially constructed truck body. The hinged panels open. One rises to provide shelter from sun and rain, while the other two drop to form a counter from which to serve customers. The shelves on each side hold 250 volumes and the racks in the rear take care of 500 books.
The shop is owned and operated by Frank Collins, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. Its interior has French windows to provide light and ventilation for Mr. Collins’ living quarters. It is also equipped with a radio.
A built-in couch, with a pullman berth above, occupies one side near the front.