Help us build the world's largest paper book library!
We're excited to announce the launch of a project we've been hinting about in our previous blog post: our book exchange initiative. This project has grown beyond our initial concept of a simple book exchange and has evolved into a global library of paper books. Our ultimate goal is to connect readers worldwide and make literature accessible to everyone, regardless of location or financial constraints.The project will be launched in several stages:
In the current (first) stage, we start gathering books over the world. If you have books that you no longer need or simply wish to share your literary collection, please send them to our designated literary hubs, known as Z-Points. There, we carefully store books, digitize (if the laws of a particular country allow), and send them to users and educational institutions in need.
Within the next month, we will introduce an interface that allows users to add their paper books to our system without sending them to Z-Point. This will also give the possibility to exchange books between users directly. So we will have 2 ways to exchange books - through Z-Point and directly between users. If you need to send a bunch of books because you are moving or just want to donate many books, it would be better to send them to our library fund via Z-Point.
We currently have Z-Points open in 11 countries, but we know that is not enough to reach our goal. If anyone wants to be part of this project and is ready to organize a Z-Point in their area, please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org (all you need is a place to receive, store and then send the books to users). We would be delighted to have you on board :)