It’s not often that you buy a book online but for the first time in your life, it could be worth it.
That’s the hope for Ndsu Books, a self-help and online-only bookstore and bookseller in Melbourne’s west, which has been on the hunt for an online bookstore for the past two years.
“Our goal was to get the bookstore online as quickly as possible,” co-founder Sam Tingle told news.com.au.
“We had been researching the best online stores for a couple of years but never quite figured out how to get it all sorted together.”
So, it was a really big leap of faith for us and it took us some time to figure out what to do.
“Tingle and co-owner Rob Waddington have worked out a way to bring books online for free.
The idea came to them when they were searching for the perfect online bookstore for a book about a new breed of cancer patient.”
As a result of the cancer diagnosis, I had lost hope of finding a bookstore in Melbourne,” Tingle said.”
A lot of the books in our store are about things that are out of my personal knowledge.
“Ndsu is one of three Melbourne bookstores in the Australian market that have been given the green light by the Victorian Government.”
It’s something that we’ve been wanting to do for a long time, and it’s been a big challenge,” Tester told news:com.ai.”
Having to pay to buy books online was just an unnecessary expense.
“People would go online to read a book, but we wanted to be able to deliver it to them.”
But it’s also been great to have access to new authors and people who can give their stories to us.
“With the help of a local business, we’ve found a way of delivering it to people.”
“We’ve done a bit of research on the best bookstores, but it was too expensive and time consuming to find them ourselves.”
The new digital bookstore has been running for just over a year, and has received almost 1,000 books from its first 300 customers.
Ndus Books currently has six locations in Victoria and three in NSW, but will open a further six locations by the end of the year.
The online store, which will also have an online e-reader, will have a range of digital content including fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, nonfiction, poetry, music, art and photography.
“What we’re trying to do is make it as accessible as possible for people to read,” Tuckington said.
Tingle said the company is looking for an experienced and creative owner to take over the operation, and is looking to open its first store by early next year.
“If we get the right owner, we’ll have it up and running by the middle of next year,” he said.