9. An invitation to read more for life
and May the Zine be with you!
We’re stepping into May with a lot of excitement around 3 things that we’d like to share with you.
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Be a Reader of 42. Or a Reader for life.
We want to reimagine the way the world looks at reading.
Reading, as a delightful experience, one that people can look forward to as part of their everyday. Visiting a bookstore, over adding books to one’s cart.
Reading articles. Reading essays. Reading books. Reading old books. Reading new books. Reading beyond the bestsellers. Reading simply because you want to. Because it brings you joy while making you a better person.
The Readers of 42 is a community that wants to do precisely this, and more.
We are not an app. We are not a book club.
We are two lifelong readers nudging a motley crew of people from all walks of life to read more. From college students to retirees, anyone who’d like to feed their innate curiosity with the art of reading, is welcome.
We would like to invite you to fall in love with reading.
Our sign-up model is simple.
Here’s what we offer.
We have been evolving since March 2020, and we welcome you to join us on our reading journey, and enhance your own by becoming a Reader of 42 for a year, or a Reader for Life :)
For the cost of a night out, or dinner over the weekend, sign up with us at $25/Rs. 1999 for an annual membership, and benefits that will last you a lifetime.
This is our invitation to you, to join the Readers of 42, no matter where in the world you are!
Please note: We will be soon enabling built-in payments on Substack, including the option for gifting subscriptions to your loved ones or subscribing as a group. In the meanwhile, you can subscribe through our stck.me page via UPI/cards. Also, feel free to reach out to us for any inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Bibliotherapy started as a personal ‘sanity project’ during the pandemic in 2020.
Since then, it has evolved beyond its original purpose, into something bigger and better than our wildest dreams.
Our mission is to nudge people to experience the sheer joy and pleasure of reading more. We want people to scroll less, and read more, as we help them bake reading into their busy lifestyles through our community, the Readers of 42.
Presenting, Biblio42 LLP: Books, Life, the Universe and Everything.
We are now a registered business entity!
This has been a long time coming, as we took our time to delve deep into what we saw as our vision for this brand.
Under Biblio42, we will work on expanding our suite of services with Project Bibliotherapy being our primary offering.
We are finally ready, to take the Project to the next level, and we promise it’s going to be quite the ride ahead!
This brings us to -
42 Good Reads of the Internet: Vol. 2
In August 2021, we realised that people need not just a nudge, but an actual guide to help them read more and make it a habit.
The Internet is the largest library known to humankind. There is a wealth of inspiring, educational and fascinating content to explore.
We scoured its shelves for months, being readers for three decades. We looked into its deepest corners to find you absolute gems you could read. From articles and essays to short stories, we wanted to put them all together in a handy way.
That’s how the zine was born.
With 42 authors from across the world and across time, it’s our map to the internet, that you could carry in your pocket or device.
Over 3000 artists, writers, readers and book lovers were given the OG zine since then.
Now, we are ready to present Volume 2!
Available exclusively for Readers of 42, this zine covers writings from 42 diverse authors that we’ve had the pleasure of discovering over the years. All are freely available on the Internet to read but are tough to find. Luckily we’ve taken care of all the hard work for you :)
We would recommend a physical copy of the zine, as it lets you access each good read through QR codes on your device. The PDF version lets you click through to each link.
Each good read has fascinating links, podcasts, videos and other media to support it, in order to make your experience as rich as possible.
We also have a Readers’ Corner to track your reading. A great way to rebuild your reading habit in 42 days, with one each day!
We look forward to hearing from you, as always. If you like what we do, we’d love it if you’d share this Letter with someone you know.
Until next time :)
Nitin & Nandini