Volumes is a nonprofit organization that aims to encourage people to read printed books.


Why we do this?

Printed books are essential for people, but nowadays, traditional publishing has been completely revamped by e-books. The expansion of electronic and social media in every nook and corner. Nowadays, a lot of people don't have book-reading habits. Printed books have more benefits than digital. Get and motivate people to read printed books that can enrich people's entire experience.

Who is our audience?

Our audience arePeople between18-35 years people who who enjoy the tactile experience of reading. The goal of this project was to motivate and encourage people to read printed books. 

How do we work?



Provide more examples of differently fabricated books, using unique textures, different binding forms, color, and encourage the audience to read and share these books. 


Inform readers of the value of print books and explain how printed books provide unique opportunities for knowledge and create shared experiences.


Printed books are accessible for sharing. The reader can browse and share the book's freely with friends and different people.

The Volumes Cool Books Sharing Platform

We provide a platform to encourage people to share printed books with different people and also find some book event information to go to the real place to touch real books.

Connect people to 

touch real books.

The Volumes Event

Encourage the audience to read and share these books.  

A printed book show can give people more information about different book fabrications and designs. People can learn more about the forms of printed books.

The Volumes Issue

Inform readers of the value

of print books.

A clear introduction to printed books and info about their irreplaceable value. Useful information about published books, different independent bookstore.

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