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Litwit: Books On Rent

Litwit is a rental service for books, created by the students of Delhi Technological University (DTU). Although it is a new venture, the project is already a boon for the readers struggling with steep prices and lack of space in their shelves.

A recent product of Delhi Technological University (DTU), Litwit, is an endeavour to bring books closer to bibliophiles. Arunima Goyal and Shivam Narang, both final year engineering students, came up with the idea to share their common love for books. The team, which started the project under the Incubation and Innovation Foundation (IIF), provide various services from renting books at the price of INR 3 to 5 per day, to a longer period of subscription for a month of six to eight books at INR 300. The team makes sure that the books are delivered to the reader’s doorstep with a nominal transportation charge (for orders below INR 200). Arunima Goyal claims that they would also start with a book exchange program soon wherein readers can exchange their books based on their common interests. Their website (litwit.in) also offers a blogging platform for the readers to post their views on their favourite literature.

 

For the time being, Litwit remains the only rental service for books in Delhi. It is perfect for young bibliophiles who are on a budget. They can select from over 400 books on their website, to rent and subscribe books. The founders of this venture, Arunima and Shivam, also have plans for bringing together their readers into a broader literary community where one can interact with other interested readers about their favorite books. Arunima claims that Litwit is endeavouring to bridge the gap between e-commerce and social media platforms. Although both of them exist separately, they do not exist in coalition to provide a service like this. The venture has already made its mark in several fests of the University of Delhi (DU) this season to garner considerable enthusiasm from the audience.

 

Feature Image Credits: Saubhagya Saxena for DU Beat.

Sara Sohail

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