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BookMeABook in Media
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1. Public libraries are passe , online portals catching up( voiceofindia.in )
Gone are the days when serpentine queues, bespectacled librarian and shabby interiors were the prelude to a reading experience. The computer-savvy bibliophiles of the capital have some reasons to cheer as the city is catching up fast with the latest trend of online libraries............
2. After half a century of running one( livemint.com )
After half a century of running one of the Capital’s oldest circulating libraries, going online was the next logical step for Ram Gopal Sharma and Sons. The online venture was spearheaded by Sharma’s granddaughter-in-law, Nidhi Verma “I felt that there was a decline in readership and this was a way to encourage people to read, give them a freedom of choice and save them the trouble of commuting from the outskirts of the city all the way to the shop in Shankar Market,”............
3. Delhi's first online book rental service( trendy.in )
If you ever visited my tiny apartment, the first thing you’d notice would be books. They’re everywhere — on shelves, in cupboards, beside the bed, in the loo. The storage issue is now so critical that I can only buy new books if I throw out some of the older ones! ...........
4. Turning a Web Page( expressindia.com )
It is not easy to borrow books in Delhi — or even to return them. Forget friends and foes, we are talking about libraries. Even if you have spent some precious rupees on a membership and borrowed a damn good book from the British Council Library or the American Center, you would be loath to spend a lazy Saturday travelling all the way back just to return it — and then you end up paying for your procrastination sin. Travelling libraries may be a thing of the past, but BookMeABook.com, an online portal, comes closest to them in e-age.............
5. Public libraries are passe, online portals catching up( expressindia.com )
New Delhi Gone are the days when serpentine queues, bespectacled librarian and shabby interiors were the prelude to a reading experience. The computer-savvy bibliophiles of the capital have some reasons to cheer as the city is catching up fast with the latest trend of online libraries. ................
6. An interview with Nidhi Verma, Founder of the online library BookMeABook.Com( theviewspaper.net )
BookMeABook.com is an online library catering to over 900 members spread across the National Capital Region. Spearheaded by Nidhi Verma, whose family has been running the well-known Ram Gopal Sharma and Sons library in Connaught Place, BookMeABook came into existence in October 2007 and has an active team of about 12 members who work to make. .......
7. What is BookmeaBook? How does a home delivery library work?( themaximumstore.com )
BookMeABook is an attempt to offer reading solutions to suit the changing lifestyle of today. Due to the current urban landscape, Delhi has spread out so much that accessibility to good libraries is limited. Busy schedules deprive people access to a good library. So I decided to leverage the internet. Our online library is not very different from a physical library...........
8. Libraries going history, online book rentals score a hit in city( expressindia.com )
New Delhi An avid reader, IT consultant Shilpa Srivastava reads several titles simultaneously. But her method of borrowing books has changed over the past one year. She no more visits the local library — instead, she has moved to home delivery. .......
9. For Bibliophiles, Virtually( dqindia.ciol.com )
After shifting from the US to India sometime back, Saloni Jain, an avid reader and an IT consultant, was finding it difficult to get books on rent. Because unlike the US, which boasts of an excellent public library system, the situation in India is bleak. With the readership on a steady decline, most of the neighborhood libraries are closing shop. Nidhi Verma .......
10. On-the-line to online( hindustantimes.com )
Ram Gopal Sharma and Sons in Shankar Market, the city’s oldest rental bookshop, had been losing business over the years. Owner Manjula Sharma, 55, was worried. Then her daughter-in-law Nidhi Verma shifted from Bangalore to Delhi, and solved all of Sharma’s problems. . .......
11. Shrinking shelves not a problem( hindustantimes.com )
Seventy five year old Man Mohan Chaudhri, a former joint director with NCERT, runs a book club from the basement of a house in DLF City Phase 1, Gurgaon. Started 10 years ago, the club organises book readings once a month on Saturdays, which is attended by about 40 people .......
12. Nobody's in the library( businesstoday )
Once upon a time, before the rise of the Internet and the emergence of hundreds of television channels, the library was where people went for both information and entertainment. It was here they learnt about global events, or were transported to distant lands. .......
13. Home delivery( timeoutdelhi.net )
Okay, so we know about the drycleaned clothes and pirated DVDs, but surely books can’t be delivered to your doorstep? Even if they can, why would you want them to so appear? Nothing can replace the joys of browsing through a stack of books in some hidden away little bookstore, right? Wrong.. .......
14. Online library: A gateway to net’book’ing( burrp.com )
Remember the musty smell of old Classics and the over-used membership card to your library that was torn on the edges? Sounds like nostalgia. The smell these days is more new-age and the only thing that’s overused is the left click of a mouse... .......
15. BookMeABook.com - the book rental company( doiwrite.blogspot.com )
Talking to someone who recently read my book review posts asked me where am I sourcing my books from. Whether I'm buying them or renting them? Its then that I realised I'vent written about. .......
16. Happy Hours Begin Here( happyhoursbeginhere.wordpress.com )
My favorite memories of childhood are of Saturdays, when dad would drop me off at B.C. Roy Children’s Library on his way to work . I would be in Readers’ Heaven for the next few hours. He always had to pry me from the shelves of wonderful books during lunch time, and my only consolation for losing half an hour to lunch was the cold coffee with ice cream I always demanded from the nearby Udupi Café. .. .......