The Free Book Bus: a video story

We have a wonderful new video! It was filmed from December 2018-August 2019 by Monica Bautista, a local videographer. Thank you, Monica!

The Free Book Bus in the news

The Free Book Bus at New Roots' Michie Market on June 13th, 2019.  CBS19 News came out to do the story. 

How to help

We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity. If you would like one, we can issue a tax-deductible donation receipt!

Any amount helps. Thank you so much! 

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About Us

Are the books really free?

Yes, the books are free. The Free Book Bus was founded by Sharon B. Stone, who saw a need for books to be available in places that the library bookmobiles can’t always go, or in places where people can’t get to the library. 

Who are the books for?

The Free Book Bus was founded to enable all families to have a home library for their children, regardless of income. The Free Book Bus is based in Charlottesville but travels to Albemarle, Nelson and other surrounding areas. We give free children's books to every child or teen who visits the bus. We have also added adult books at certain stops by popular request. 

Can I come to the book bus?

All are welcome! Some bus stops are for certain clients only, such as food pantry distributions. Others are open to the public. Check our upcoming stops page for more information to find out when you can visit The Free Book Bus.

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

Check back for an updated list of our stops as we schedule them!

The Free Book Bus

P.O. Box 5025, Charlottesville, VA 22905

(434) 218-3552

Drop us a line!