The constant increase in books prices, the decrease of income, holding on to principles and not willing to read plagiarized PDF books are all factors that lead most people to quit reading or read less than they used to in previous years. All were affected by this equation, the rich before the poor, as everyone has his obligations, so they sacrificed reading for other commitments and habits.
People started to depend on borrowing. Borrowing a book allows your knowledge to seamlessly grow and expand without worrying about the financial aspects by removing the cost from the equation. However, as we say in Egypt “every sweet thing has its own bitter” because there are no enough public libraries to borrow books easily from them. Furthermore, it is not always easy to convince your friends to lend out their books or to give them away.
Therefore, the solution was to exchange. People started to exchange books between them to read as much as they can without the financial burden. Yet, the common interest issue persists. It is challenging to find a match who has what interests you and is interested in your collection as well.
Hence, a solution had to be created.
Bookabikia is the first website for exchanging books in a unique way. We founded the general Bookabikia library to exchange books with any person inside Egypt or even more than one person at the same time.