Our Mission

GoHardcover is on an inspired mission to change the way people consume books and interact with their community through an innovative online platform that nurtures their offline networks.

We are committed to using our community-driven private library to empower individuals with access to knowledge and protect the environment by promoting the circular economy of books. Thoughtfully designed to be distraction-free and intuitive, our user-friendly platform ensures users can focus on finding, reading, and enjoying their next book. We also dedicate ourselves to protecting personal information, giving our users the added comfort of knowing we only store minimal data, never sell data to third parties, and do not track our users' activity.

Our Vision

We envision GoHardcover as the starting point of a community-driven online library where people of all backgrounds can gather to exchange ideas, knowledge, and stories.

We strive to create a platform that fosters connection and knowledge-sharing between individuals and makes it easy to manage their books, send and accept borrow requests, make room in their home shelves, and discover new titles with their offline networks. We know that it’s easy to get lost in the constant distractions in today's fast-paced world, so we aspire to contribute to a more conscious society where people come together in common spaces to share their love of books. As we progress, our goal is to bridge the gap between the digital and physical worlds, creating an innovative in-between space that promotes a culture of reading and sharing.

Our Core Values


We believe access to education is a fundamental human right. We want to give everyone easy access to books. People can access paper books from their friends' networks.


We embrace the principles of the circular economy and work to extend the lifespan of books by promoting offline reading.


Respecting the privacy of all individuals, we are dedicated to designing our features with user data protection in mind.


Our design philosophy prioritizes simplicity, and we aim to minimize the time required for users to find their desired books.