What kind of books do you have?
Our collection includes books from genres across Biography/ Autobiography, Fiction – Romance, Crime/ Thriller, Philosophy, Others – Self Help/ Inspirational, Business & Management, History, Health and Fitness, Food and Cooking, Religion and Mythology, Politics, Short Stories, Children & Young Adults… and so on.
Also included in our network are some of the best Hindi classics. We have recently started sharing books in Marathi also.
What are the languages in which books are available?
We have books in English and Hindi languages currently. We have recently started sharing books in Marathi also.
How may I become a member at Bookelphia?
Becoming a member is simple. Just visit our website www.bookelphia.com
to register yourself and join the world of shared books.
How do members benefit?
Bookelphia members get access to a vast collection of books pooled into the network by all the members. As a member, you can share books with others and request for books shared by other members in the network. Bookelphia facilitates doorstep pick-up and delivery of books between the members so that you can manage everything from the convenience of your home / office.
How may I share my books with other members?
On becoming a member, you may add books to your bookshelf section under your login. Books added to this section are, after validation by Bookelphia admin, added to the shared pool of books. In addition, should you wish so, we may also send a member of our team to make the list out of your bookshelf.
Once we receive the list, we'll put it under the available set of books in the network. When a reader in the network will request for your book, we will get in touch with you and pick up the book from your place as per your convenience.
What to do if I am going out on holiday and cannot share books in that period?
We do not confirm availability of books to a network member before checking out with you for each instance. That said, for convenience of other network members, it is always good to intimate us in advance by sending us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
so that we can update the status of your books as “temporarily unavailable”. Similarly inform us when you are back
How do I order a book from the network members?
You can browse and order books directly from the website. In addition, you may select books to order from our personal recommendation mail list. In the latter case, you may just write to us at email@example.com
How many books can I order at a time?
You can order up to two books at a time. In addition, if you have already ordered two books from the network, you may queue up more books in your reading queue under your login. Books from the reading queue will be delivered after you return the books borrowed from the network.
How do I know our order has been confirmed?
You will get a mail on availability status and delivery schedule.
May I buy books from Bookelphia?
Does Bookelphia sell second-hand books?
May I donate books to Bookelphia?
As book lovers, we know you love your books and would like to keep them with you. However, for any reason, if you wish to donate them to Bookelphia, we would be happy to receive them and include them within the shared network.
To donate a book, please call/ sms/ watsapp us on +91 998 775 9025 or write a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I cancel a book request? How?
You can cancel a book request from the website till it is approved by Bookelphia admin. After approval by Admin, the request cannot be cancelled.
How long may I keep a borrowed book?
Since the books are borrowed from other members, and there may be other members waiting to read the book, we urge borrowers to return the book as soon as they finish reading it. The outer limit for keeping a borrowed book is four weeks. In case you wish to extend the borrowing duration, please do let us know. We will check with the book owner and revert whether it is acceptable.
What if I damage or lose a Bookelphia book?
We are a network based on trust and respect for each other. We invite only passionate book-lovers to join the network and we trust that our members will take the best care of books in the network.
Despite your best efforts, however, if you end up misplacing or damaging a book, please reach out to us at the earliest at email@example.com
At the sole discretion of Bookelphia, we may ask you for paying a fee in such cases.
Is my book safe during lending? What happens if my book gets damaged / lost while it was lent within the network?
We make all reasonable efforts towards ensuring that the books are carried and maintained well within the network. This includes dedicated covers, well-trained personnel for book-handling, and thorough maintenance checks of books before each leg of transit.
However, in the event we find that the book has been damaged / lost, we will replace the book or refund the cost of the book to you.