Read books from your friends for free and feel inspired by their picks. Enjoy a selection of free books and feel connected to those who have read them before you, creating an efficient and sustainable system that circulates knowledge and entertainment freely.
Share stories, experiences, and ideas with people in your network. Lend out or borrow books from friends, family members, neighbors, or colleagues- build relationships and grow your library together!
Connect with like-minded readers, create meaningful connections as you discuss the books in your library, find members with similar interests, or even just chat about life. Keep track of who lent what book to whom, easily add to your collection without buying new titles every time, and stay inspired with book recommendations from all around the world!
Support circular economy practices by reducing waste associated with physical book purchases. Read more while buying less with Gohardcover – no need to worry about storing outdated texts; just switch them up as often as you want so they never go to waste!
Your data and books stay private, only available to the people you choose to connect with.
Complete social categorization for your books, like Goodreads and Story Graph has.
Create a circular economy without any consumerism
A sustainable approach to borrowing and collecting books.
Save and reduce book waste.
Have access to all kinds of amazing books for free.
Search GoHardcover in your Apple (iOS), Android, or App Gallery App Store and download the app to your device. Sign up for an account, and you're ready to go.
Go through your library of physical books and add them to your collection. Scan the barcodes or enter the info manually to log the books you have. Make notes on the quality and add your review on whether you enjoyed them.
Reach out and connect with other readers around you. Whether you're getting your friends, family, colleagues, or neighbors onto the GoHardcover platform, the more people you connect with in your local area, the wider range of books everyone can access.
Once your community starts to go, you'll see all the books your network lists. Choose to take, rent, swap, or give away your books, creating a free-flowing network of books where you're always spoilt for choice, all without having to pay for another book again!
"Books should go where they will be most appreciated, and not sit unread, gathering dust on a forgotten shelf, don't you agree?"
― Christopher Paolini
How you get others to sign up in your local area is really up to you.
Get your family on board. Ask your colleagues at work to set up a network. Put a flier on your local noticeboard. Watch your network grow, and your library become something truly beautiful! Get started today and watch the magic happen!
Here at GoHardcover, we love books more than anything in the world.
Their ability to transport us to new and exciting places, to teach us about the world and ourselves, and help us to get fresh, balanced, and revitalizing perspectives on our reality.
We don't love how books are treated in the modern age.
Tens of millions of books are printed every year, many of them wasting away on shelves or overflowing off the shelves of thrift stores and charity shops. So many resources, energy, and ink are spent on manufacturing, and we all spend so much money buying new copies of books weekly, month after month.
With this in mind, we've made it our mission to change how people consume books, all while adding a community connection to our reading habits.
Using the GoHardcover platform, we're empowering readers to have access to all the books they could ever want without having to spend a cent. Designed with a distraction-free experience in mind, this platform helps you create a private library of excellent books with those you love.
What could be better than that?