Online bookstore launched

January 22, 2012, an online shopping portal, was launched in the city yesterday with a view to help both readers buy books without physically visiting any store and pay the bills upon receiving the delivery.
Noted litterateur Anisul Hoque and Munir Hasan, general secretary of Bangladesh Math Olympiad, inaugurated the store at a ceremony at a school in the city.
The site is planning to put 20,000 books up for online sale by February 1. Besides, books published at the upcoming Ekushey Book Fair will also be up for sale.
The site offers “Cash on Delivery” meaning buyers will not be needed to pay in advance to buy their books. They will pay the money once they receive the delivery.
Mahmudul Hasan Sohag, chairman of OnnoRokom Group, that owns the site, said that the site would help bring together writers, readers and publishers under one platform. This will take books to readers both at home and abroad.
He said readers would be able order for books online or via phone and can get the delivery of any amount of books at a delivery cost of only at Tk 30.
The young entrepreneur said they would deliver books within Dhaka city on the same day or the following day the order is made and three to five days if orders are made from outside of Dhaka.
People will be able to buy books from February 1 this year.

-With The Daily Star input

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