We're starting a new book rent in Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia (it's Bali's country, hahaha). It's so hard to get books here. There's no book store here cause they always closed the store after a few months (most people here is farmers and factory workers, buying books are too expensive for them). Peoples in here have low interest in reading, but we want to change their mindset. So we, my brother and I, decided to start this book rent so people here can read books without buying them.The name is "Griya Maos".
The books will be free if the customers read the books in the store, they only have to pay if they want to rent the books. It will be free for kids too. Originally we want this book rent to be a non-profit public library, but we want this "book house" to keep going even without book donation, andso we can buy new books. So we decided to rent them with a low price :-). We've got quite a lot of books from donation and my own collection (I bought them from another town), but it wouldn't hurt to add more new books.
We've got the place for this book rent, my vacant house, but we need to buy a lot of bookshelf, chairs, and tables cause my house is totally empty! (Oh, we've planted a lot of vegetables at the front yard) The house located near three middle schools which none of them have a library. I was a student at one of those schools (My mother is an Indonesian literature teacher at one of them too). We really want to increase Cilacap people's reading interest by starting this book rent (people here really needs to expand their horizon). Any amount will be appreciated, please help us to fund this book rent! ;-)