In a country where libraries are fairly scarce and not always as well stocked as you would like them to be, and where not everyone can afford enough new books to support a serious book addiction, book rental is a godsend.
Welcome then a new kid on the block the Q'reazant Literary Rental Store set up by twin sisters Raja Ezatul Akhma and Raja Nazatul in Bandar Baru Bangi. The collection, says Akhma :
... consists of the latest and fairly new English and Bahasa Malaysia fiction and non-fiction of every genre; including university textbooks.They also seem to be offering a whole range of services including reading classes and tutoring.
And here's a question I'd like to pass on to you :
Since there have been quite a number of book renters operating in and around Klang Valley, we were wondering whether there is a Book Renter Association of some sort. Booksellers have their Malaysian Booksellers Association (MBA) and the distributors have their Malaysian Book Exporters and Importers Association (MBEIA). For a very small business like ours, we feel that it would be best if we were to be a part of a group where we can share ideas on how to improve our services, organize book clubs and figure out how to get more Malaysians to read etc. We highly appreciate any information and thoughts on this matter. Thank you.Even if there isn't an association of this kind perhaps there are some owners of book rental shops who would like to get in touch with Akhma. (E-mail: email@example.com 03-8922 3825)