Kindle Lending Club: The library of the future?

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Kindle Lending Club: The library of the future?.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/01/IuF81N.jpg[/newsimage]Catherine MacDonald, a 40-year-old mother of three, had the idea for Kindle Lending Club after hearing about the Kindle’s new lending feature, and quickly started a Facebook page to facilitate the lending and borrowing process. In doing that, she has created something akin to a modern-day electronic library service.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/kindle-lending-club-the-library-of-the-future-38707/](http://www.myce.com/news/kindle-lending-club-the-library-of-the-future-38707/)


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While this does ensure kindle book owners get their “book” back, it’s still a long way behind what you can do with a real book. Sure, this method means that two don’t need to physically meet up or post each other a book, but the advantage with real paper based books is that you can lend it an unlimited length, donate it to a charity shop, leave it on a bench for someone to pick up or even just sell it off second hand. E.g. try buying a used kindle book. :stuck_out_tongue: