We said recently that in a more contemporary retelling of The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn, Anthony Monday would become a page in a mobile library. Or perhaps the navigator of such a contraption. Or would Mr. Beemis be the navigator, with Anthony more of an engineer? Anyway, this thought popped into mind because then-recent news had popped into our inbox about book fans Em and Sade (with Em a professed fan of John Bellairs, too) had done just that. Started a mobile library, that is. It's called the Road Virus and specializes in fringe literature such as horror, sci-fi, fantasy, poetry, and more. Em (a former librarian) and Sade (an author) were on the road at the time with Jolene Lenore (that's the bookmobile). We finally caught up to the road-weary readers and they were very kind to provide some answers to our questions.
Friday, February 10, 2017
File under: specter from the magician's museum