After serving as a humble train wagon, the cable car was installed in 1973 within the center of Curitiba, Brazil, in an attempt to provide entertainment in the heart of the city. It has had many after-lives ever since. First a children care unit to take care of children when their parents needed a break, the colorful wagon was transformed in a tourist information spot during the 1980s. As of 2010, the wagon was transformed into an open library train providing books for local residents.
The price: free! All the Curitiba Cultural Foundation is asking is the presentation of an ID and the borrower’s address. The collection contains more than 2,500 books of Brazilian classic and contemporary authors, as well as foreign works.