ReadStudio was started in 2015 on a basketball court and finalized in classroom. Initially we only featured borrowing of books, because we realized that our society did not have a strong library system which would help in the exchange and borrowing of books. So people would buy new books which would cost money and resources, even though there would be willing individuals to lend books. We sought out to connect the lender and the borrower.
We created a community within the school where we catalyzed the exchange of books. In 2016, our school recognized our efforts and helped us conduct seminars and assemblies to increase our community. Initially our website had the problem that only a friend would borrow from a friend. We realized that if this was the case, then we weren't adding any value. So we moved on to donation of books for the children who would never have had access to books otherwise. We collected over 250 books in our very first donation drive, which was a whopping success.
In 2017, we brought back the borrowing feature, where anyone could borrow from anybody, which not only meant that borrowing of books would have an increased spectrum, but also that people of similar interests would be connected.
We also thought that it is important for people to know which book is good for them as well as to provide novel way for users to talk about the borrowing feature, so we introduced the write feature in 2018.