Adding the touch of personal delivery made it the perfect idea for book lovers in Dubai.
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Dubai, UAE (PRWEB) May 24, 2016
Just as Netflix started streaming into the UAE, Eden June Michael began delivery for Bookish.ae, a new book rental service in Dubai. “We’re utilizing Netflix’s DVD rental model, but for books. We’re an online library that delivers,” explains Michael.
The company was launched this year by 36-year old Dubai resident Eden June Michael to provide easy and affordable access to quality print books. Her endeavor also supports the government’s Year of Reading initiative, which encourages everyone to read more.
“The basic idea was "People rent movies, why not books?" You want to read the latest books but save time and money. Adding the touch of personal delivery made it the perfect idea for book lovers in Dubai,” says Michael.
Unlike Netflix, Bookish.ae offers in person programs for its members, the same way a traditional library does. There are weekly story times for babies and toddlers to encourage their love of reading before they can even read.
Bookish.ae’s mission is “to offer members the largest book catalog (all online of course), fastest delivery, and best customer service in Dubai.” Michael says, “Ultimately, we want to be the literary and reading hub of the UAE.”
How it works
Simply pick a plan and select books. Choose from thousands of bestselling adult fiction, adult non-fiction, teen & young adult, and children’s books. There are no due dates or late fees. When ready, go online and choose more books. They’ll pick up the old books and drop off new books to enjoy.
How delivery works
Delivery is twice a week to different areas and can be scheduled online. There are three delivery times to choose from – 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm and 6pm to 9pm. Delivery is free all over Dubai.
There are four plans. For Dh49 per month, be a Book Liker and rent up to two books. For the same price, however, get a Little Book Lover unlimited books per month four books at a time with a free toy. For avid readers, rent unlimited books four at time for only Dh99, far less than the cost of that many books in the bookshop. Families can bundle everything together for Dh129 per month. There is also a deposit to pay. There are monthly plans, but pay for six months and get one free. Don’t forget that story times, craft days, and more are included in the membership.
For more info, visit http://www.bookish.ae