Any book lover knows that books are their constant companion, and are always with them wherever they go. Like a dearly loved pet, we find a friend and a guide in books, taking them with us anywhere and everywhere we go, including family gatherings, to stay entertained and avoid the questions and unsolicited advice of overenthusiastic aunts and relatives. You can relate to that, right?

Mobile Taxi Library

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Well, say hello to a fellow bibliophile living in the Rasht city of Iran, whom you absolutely need to know about! A taxi driver by profession, Sahel Filsoof is extremely popular because of his unique cab. It’s a moving Library, on wheels!

Mobile Taxi Library

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Being an avid book lover, Sahel believed that reading books could solve a lot of the world’s problems, and so, transformed his shuttle cab into a mobile library, filling it with over 50 books on various subjects like psychology, children, history, and much more. A huge favorite of the people, the majority of his fans are women and children. He firmly believes that books can act as a mental fodder for the public, and told the Islamic News Republic AgencyThe idea to lodge my taxi with books hit me a long time ago.

Mobile Taxi Library

The authorities of public libraries all across the northern province of Gilan have been helping him in this grand undertaking, by giving him access to a myriad of books to keep improving his taxi-library. Sahel constantly tries to encourage his passengers to read, and said,

When I come across a passenger who asks me for a book to read, I just realize I am doing a good job.

Mobile Taxi Library