In this day and age of Kindle, Nook and Tablets, we rarely visit bookstores or buy physical books online. As much as I adore my Kindle, I miss the scent of pages, the stack of books in my study and most importantly my childhood memories associated with heaps of books.
With the convenience of carrying a Kindle around, I decided to move on and buy digital copies of books. But, I still cherish a secret desire to dedicate one whole room to just hardcover books and build an exquisite personal library. My corner!
Recently, I discovered Better World Books through someone and was elated at the thought of buying physical books again. It’s an online bookstore which sells used and new books at throwaway prices wherein the proceeds from sales are used to spread literacy.
Each book you purchase, they donate one to someone in need. Through their partnership with thousands of colleges and libraries, they also organize book drives to collect used books.
Being a book lover, I understand the joy of getting an interesting book to read and vehemently support the cause of donating books. Imagine the smile it brings on the faces of children who aren’t privileged enough to buy on their own or have access to a library.
I ordered five books the next day only and resolved to build my personal library whenever I buy a house! Some old-world things never lose their charm and library is one of them. In addition, I would feel happy about helping someone, somewhere in his/her quest to knowledge.
I felt a childlike happiness after placing the order, one of those things you have forgotten to enjoy with the advent of technology.