06.12.2019

  • The Swedes view equal access to education and knowledge as a critical component to an individual's future success.

  • Every spring and fall since 1953, the Stockholm Library Service rents a boat for a week, loads it full of books, and charts a course for about 23 inhabited islands.

  • Sweden has a floating library — the bokbåten — that brings thousands of books to people on dozens of remote islands in the Stockholm archipelago twice a year.

  • This is true regardless of economic background and, apparently, geographic location.

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Sweden's bokbaten is a floating library that brings books to residents of remote islands

The Bokbåten Epos (Photo: Bokbåten Epos/Facebook) Sweden and its Nordic neighbors have some of the highest literacy rates in the world. The Swedes view equal access to education and knowledge as a critical component to an individual's future success. This is true regardless...

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Sweden's bokbaten is a floating library that brings books to residents of remote islands

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