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 has being spreading in every nook and corner. Nowadays, a lot of people don't have book-reading habits. Printed books have more benefits than digital. Our goal is to motivate people to read printed books that can enrich their entire experience.

Who is our audience?

Our audience is people between 18-35 who enjoy the tactile experience of reading. The goal of this project is to motivate and encourage people to read printed books. 

How do we work?



Provide more examples of differently fabricated books that use unique textures and different binding forms and color. We want to give people a tactile experience that will motivate them to read.


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


Make printed books accessible

for sharing with the 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 find some book event information, so they can 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 books.  

An art books fair in San Francisco that can give people more information about different book fabrications and designs. People can get tactile experience in person and they will learn more about the forms of printed books.

The Volumes Issue

Inform readers of the value

of print books.

Volumes issue has a clear introduction to printed books and their irreplaceable value, as well as useful information about published books and different independent bookstores.

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