Pimp My Bookcart 2009

No one is more surprised than we to find out what a big piece of library culture we created back in 2006. It was just a funny idea Gene had, a parody of MTV's "Pimp My Ride". But our readers ran with it and created some of the most amazing pieces of art. Every year we think it's finally run it's course, and every year the submissions are a new and wonderful kind of awesome.

So we're happily surprised to find ourselves announcing Unshelved's Pimp My Bookcart 2009, again generously sponsored by Smith System, makers of fine book carts.

We know, we know - the name can be a little contentious in some communities. But we don't care what you call it. Just whip up a program that lets kids and/or teenagers apply their creative skills, and we'll show off the results to the world.

Do us a favor - pass it on. Not everyone reads our blog, and we want to make sure every school, library, and bookstore in the country, nay, the world has a chance to participate. Let's make this year's contest the biggest and best ever!

Our next appearances


October 8, 2018 Walla Walla, WA
Walla Walla Rural Library District Staff Day (Gene)

November 15, 2018 Palm Beach, FL
Palm Beach County Library System (Gene)

November 16, 2018 Fort Lauderdale, FL
Southeast Florida Library Information Network (Gene)


Jan 25 - 28, 2019 Seattle, WA ALA Midwinter (Library COMIC Booth #726) (Gene)

March 1, 2019 Phoenix, AZ
Maricopa County Library District (Gene)

April 15 - 17, 2019 Austin, TX Texas Library Association Annual Conference (Library COMIC booth, Monday night event) (Gene)

June 21 - 24, 2019 Washington, DC
ALA Annual (Library COMIC booth) (Gene)

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