Asheville welcomes its first book store on wheels

Chapters Bookstop, a passion project of Dawnn Sanders, launched this month.

Chapters Bookstop

Dawnn Sanders, the founder of new indie mobile book store Chapters Bookstop.

Photo via Chapters Bookstop

Local book fiend Dawnn Sanders has given a 1989 school bus the tuneup of a lifetime. After months of serious renovations, her new mobile book store Chapters Bookstop has hit the road with shelves of fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books in tow.

Chapters has several pop-ups planned over the next month. On Saturday, June 17, visit the shop at Leo’s House of Thirst from 12 to 4 p.m. The teal machine will also be at the Enka Candler Tailgate Market’s Midsummer Market on Saturday, June 24 and at The District apartment complex on Saturday, July 8.

Wondering what’s for sale? Sanders shares that “We hope to highlight local authors and poets as much as possible.” The bus offers both new and used books, including contemporary fiction, memoirs, essays, and young adult novels. The used books in particular span a wide range of genres such as historical fiction, mysteries, biographies, and religion.

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