Browns Books for Students creates Book Bus

Browns Books for Students have created a Mobile Educational Book Showroom in a double decker bus, stocked with over 4,000 books for the educational sectors.

The lower level of the bus is fitted with two electronic meeting spaces, with live terminals to research titles or receive demonstrations on the online ordering platform or the eBook platform, VLeBooks.

The top deck has been transformed into a mobile showroom with 17 bespoke shelves displaying over 4,000 physical books. They also have eight electronic displays providing additional information on the content and educational resources.

With mobile stock scanners, users can enjoy browsing the books and scan titles to create selections, or utilise the ordering terminals to review selections and place orders, which are available to be dispatched the same day, or serviced to your bespoke requirements and arrive shelf ready for your library.

“Browns Books for Students is passionate about the advancement of literacy within schools and communities. I am delighted to see this project on the road, and excited to see customers enjoy the experience of our mobile book showroom,” said Yvette Stafford MD Browns Books for Students.

Feedback from customers has found the decline in showrooms, reduced resources and time restraints a challenge for literacy co-ordinators sourcing educational content for students.

Browns Books for Students has endeavoured to find a solution to provide as many physical books as possible, including handpicked collections and newly-published titles directly to customers.

They believe that accessibility to books is crucial and the Book Bus will give the opportunity not only to major cities, but to assist rural communities and educational establishments who are not fortunate to have a static bookstore/showroom.

The Book Bus will give access to content on site, creating an exciting and unique experience whereby everyone can get involved in viewing titles and adding new stock into schools and community libraries.

The Book Bus is an Alexander ALX400 low-floor Double Decker with a 2002 Dennis Trident 2 chassis that has been completely refurbished and customised to their unique requirements. It measures 10.5metres long, 2.55metres wide and 4.4metres tall and fitted with an external awning, creating an amazing 50 sq. metre mobile experience.

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