The Ostrich App: Your Lending Library Just Went Online

Aishan posted on 06 May


With the Ostrich app you can now rent books online for seriously low prices and have it delivered at a time and place of your choice.

A New Chapter

While we all just love the feel of an old library – the quiet concentration, the scent of fading pages, the exhilaration of discovery – it’s not always possible to make that quick trip to your favourite literary haunt. At delightfully low rates, Ostrich lets you rent a book from their selection of a hundred thousand titles. Select a time and place you’d like the book{s} to be delivered at, and it should be at your doorstep in less than six hours. When you’re done reading, you can schedule a pick up for the book with a few simple taps on the app.

Turn The Page

At the moment, the reading experience is limited to Adventure, Biography, Mystery, Horror, Romance and Sci-Fi genres. While textbooks, children’s books, comics and educational material are on their way, you can choose to donate some of your old books to help widen the collection. All the books are promised to be in good reading condition, and the recommendations on the main page are a great way to discover new authors.

Ostrich delivers to South and Southeast Bangalore in areas like Koramangala, Indiranagar, BTM, Bellandur, HSR Layout and JP Nagar. Just note that the rates on renting books differ on the basis of their reading time and quality. And if you’re at office, you can even add it to your ‘Slack’ to browse books, view their details and start the rent process. Sounds like a smashing idea. Happy reading!

Get the app on Android devices here.

Find out more about them here.