Readers Club Scheme registers 15,000 members

Readers Club scheme of National Book Foundation (NBF) has so far registered 15,000 members from different cities of the country to provide them books of their choice on 50 percent discount rate.
The foundation has set target of registering over 25,000 readers under this public oriented scheme this year while the purchasing limit for the readers is Rs. 6000/ annually, said an official of NBF while talking to APP.
The membership for Readers Club Scheme was opened by NBF in the month of August with an objective to promote book reading culture among the youth.
The foundation has expanded the circle of Readers Club Scheme to 36 cities from 17 and increased the purchasing limit for the readers from Rs. 5000/ to Rs. 6000/ annually, the official said.
He said NBF has registered over 130 book stalls and set-up 24 book outlets across the country while awareness raising campaign is also being carried out through different sections of social media.
A large number of people are visiting the outlets of NBF for getting the membership of Readers Club Scheme. This initiative has played instrumental role in reviving book reading culture among the younger generation, the official said.
Readers Club is one of the most public oriented book promotional activity attracting readers to buy books of their choice at half price.
Besides, promoting reading habit, it encourages the overall book industry, help increasing literacy rate, create reasonable demand for good quality reading material and motivating young generation towards developing reading culture in the society.—APP

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