Books teach. They provide us with knowledge and a wealth of information. They also entertain us, giving us more than just an escape from the real world, but also presenting us some sort of room for our imagination to live on. They can also inspire us, guide us, and change our views of things. They are an invaluable source of human knowledge and spirit. Everyone who has ever read a book knows this.
Unfortunately, not everyone has access to books. Regardless of how voracious of a reader you are, readers are limited in terms of storage space, book pricing, distribution, and a number of other factors. This is the reason why renting books is now becoming the most popular choice for book lovers. In fact, here are some of the benefits of renting books.
· No need for storage space. After buying a book and reading it, most people just simply put their books inside cabinets, shelves, or other storage areas. Then, the books stay there collecting dust, aging, until the time comes when the owner remembers about the book and decides to revisit the pages. Sounds well and good, that is, until you accumulate more books than what you can afford to store. Then what happens next? If you rent books, however, you don’t need to store them anywhere. The books don’t need to take up any permanent space in your place. As soon as you’re done with a title, you just send it back by mail. The sooner you return, the sooner you can rent again, plus you get to keep your space for yourself.
· Cheaper than buying. Renting is definitely cheaper than buying new books. First, since the books that you’ll be getting are a bit less than brand new, you pay a significantly less amount to read one. In fact, by renting, you save as much as 60-80% compared to how much you’ll be paying when you buy one. Second, since you don’t need to allot any permanent storage area in your house, you also have no need for a bigger place or a dedicated shelf. This means no additional cost for maintenance whatsoever. But, you still get to read the book.
· Comes in different and sturdier forms. When you rent books nowadays, you have an option of reading the paperback version or the more convenient and definitely handier CD version. If you’re the old-fashion type that relishes the feel of turning pages, you can go for the classic paperback edition. However, if you’re the techie kind who prefers reading from his/her screen than from paper, then you can opt for the CD. The latter allows you further options if you want to rent books or rent audio books.
· The greener option. By renting books, you basically decrease the need for printing new books. This translates to saving millions of trees from being milled.