Books to the People

Gertie says "One book Can Change Your Life!"
Ezra in front or Gertie the Bookbus

Rain or shine, you can always come find a book to read. 

Inside Gertie The Bookbus -

We pass over a great many books before Gertie gives the OK for it to live on her shelves. Good books are Magic Portals which transport readers to different countries, universes, time periods, and states of consciousness.  Climb aboard and discover a treasure  that will take you to worlds yet unexplored. What fabulous book will find its way into your hands once you step inside Gertie The Bookbus?

Eugen Oregon Non-Profit Books to the People's volunteers and board members standing in front of Gertie the BookBus

Who We Are Books To The People is a non-profit organization in Eugene, Oregon dedicated to putting free books into everyones hands. Gertie says, and we agree, "One Book Can Change Your Life!"  


GERTIE THE BOOKBUS will roll out with many new books this coming Sunday, January 25th, 3025 at SeQuential Biofuels, at 18th and Chambers, (Albertson's side). Come say hello, and check out the fabulous books provided by our tax-deductible nonprofit called BOOKS TO THE PEOPLE!   Hours are 11 to 3.  Books To The People is putting together its spring route and we're starting to interview extraordinary potential volunteers to help set up the bookmobile a couple of times each month, talk to people about books, pick up donations, do publicity, book sorting etc.

We're Helping to Give Away Over 1 Million Books for World Book Night!

On April 23, 2014, Books to the People and Whitty Storeys Little Free Library will join 25,000 volunteers from Kodiak to Key West to give away half a million free books in more than 6,000 towns and cities across America. We are very proud to be a World Book Night Giver!

Books to the People Volunteer Training

Do you love books? Want to give back to your local community?  Please sign up for Books to the People Volunteer Training!  Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: 1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:  2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)  3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!  Or check out the Facebook invite!

Gertie's Great Giveaways!

Gertie has some great giveaways available to those who donate to our Paypal!Books to the People has a few amazing giveaways available. For the first donation of $20 or more we have two tickets to Radio Redux! first donation of $50 or more gets this wonderful Custom Book Repair a value of $150. Gertie the Bookbus is also offering a fantastic Season Pass to Hoodoo, value of $585 to the first donation of $300 or over. here to donate!


Howdy-do all you book and bookmobile lovers  -- tut -you know who you are - I needn't tell you -- whether you're out there in the world, or in there, deep inside the chapters of the book or books you're now reading.  Tis I, Gertie The Bookbus -- The Gertster herself -- coming at you live from inside the pages of life. Maybe some of you have seen me - I'm the gorgeous big blue-steel girl steel gal, 30 feet long and lean, rather shapely (down to about 15,000 lbs - I go light in the winter) and I'm nobody's dummy!


Due to the holidays Gertie the Bookbus will not be at SeQuential Biofuels on Sunday, December 29th. We can't wait to see you at our next event! Thank you for all the love and support you give Gertie each and every month! Happy Holidays!

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Our website is a book still being written -- a work in progress. Thank you for your patience as we build our new website. (And may a creative, talented, energetic, and available Drupal-literate webmaster, part the proverbial curtains and stride into our website, as creator, builder, synthesizer and maintainer of utility, clarity and elegance).

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