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Bookey

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  • Location:
    National
  • Type of support:
    Website/app
  • Groups supported:
    Bereaved, Care leavers, Carers, Disabled, Divorced/separated/having relationship difficulties, Elderly, Men, New/young parents, Newly-retired, Refugees, Unemployed, Young people (16-24)
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Bookey is an app that lets you meet new people through book swaps. It uses a magical algorithm to match you with others in your neighbourhood. A match occurs if you swipe right/like someone’s book and they also swipe right/like one of your books.

 

The best part of this app is that it allows communities to become closer together and less isolated. It’s more difficult than it should be to strike up a conversation with your neighbours and Bookey aims to change that. You get to meet new people, make new friends, know your neighbours and swap your old books for new ones!

 

We believe this can change the culture of a community, it can allow it to feel more open and friendly. It’s also a great way to make reading more social. It is also good for the environment as old books will be used instead of lying aimlessly on a dusty bookshelf.

 

The app is completely free and you can swap any books on it. You can also make a profile, set a picture and comment on books that you’ve read for others to see.