Barter for the Better

Our Sacred Space has come up with a rather creative initiative to work towards conservation of the environment – book swapping

Published: 07th June 2014 06:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th June 2014 08:55 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Our Sacred Space has come up with a rather creative initiative to work towards conservation of the environment – book swapping.

A book exchange program is being organised for the first time this Sunday where interested people can bring books of their own and exchange with other people. Contributing towards saving trees, this activity lets to your read books without having to buy them; all you need to do is barter your library for a new one.

By exchanging books, people will also get to share their love for reading and meet other like minded people. Nayantara, the organiser of the workshop, says, “Sandeep Raj, a volunteer at Our Sacred Space, was the one who came up with the idea. I liked it immediately and decided to include it here.”

Given that this is the first time she’s conducting the session, she’s unsure of the turnout but says, “We are hoping for a good response from people. If it does do well, we will do this every Sunday. Or else, we’ll conduct it only once a month.”

The cultural space which also supports eco-friendly goods, is perhaps the right environment for such an activity to grow. For Nayantara, practicing what she preaches is important, and so there will be books of her own as well. “I almost stopped using leather bags and started using the cloth bags that are hand made. This also promotes the talent of the people living in India. So anything that is eco-friendly will be very appreciated,” she talks of the other initiatives at Our Sacred Space.  


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