The Library Boat


In 1959 a library boat was conceived to serve those communities most easily reached by boat. We are in Hordaland, Norway, where there are still very remote places along the fjords.

In 1963 the boat Epos was built specifically to serve as a floating mobile library and has since then been sailing as a library on the West coast of Norway.

Epos is 85 feet long and carries about 6.000 books. Apart from the library lounge, the boat is equipped with cabins and a dining/sitting-room for the crew. During the winter, the cargo is books. In summer, the boat is refurnished to serve the tourist trade.

Expat ladies from Norway, we would like to hear from you. Have you experienced this peculiar library service?

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