Borsipa to Help Increase Book Readership

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 13:23

Borsipa, an Iranian startup, has launched an online service for selling, donating and exchanging new and second-hand books.

Operating through borsipa.com, for using the services people need to create an account with the company. The website was launched last December and is gradually gaining traction, local news website Webna reported.

After creating an account with the service, users can upload the picture of the book they want to sell or donate on the website. For selling books through Borsipa users can be charged up to 30,000 rials (60 cents) for each book. Publishers and bookshops can also use the service to promote and sell their products.

The company is named after ancient Sumero-Akkadian city Borsippa which was built near river Euphrates. It lies within modern-day Babel Governorate, Iraq.

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