A British founder of an online book sharing service has been swamped with people calling to join his project. Peter Baillie has received over 700 requests to share in his scheme! The plan works like this: for a nominal annual fee (8.95 pounds) each member must be able to share 10 paperback books that are in good condition. Each person is responsible to pack and ship his items. The hope is that people will be able to reduce the number of books they buy and save resources. The website My Book Your Book was to go live Aug. 22, 2010.
My questions- Do you think arrangements such as this one could ever impact traditional libraries? Is it a good idea or not?