ISLAMABAD: A number of book lovers thronged to the National Book Foundation (NBF) on Tuesday for getting membership of its most public-oriented Readers Club scheme to avail 55 percent discount on books of their choice.
The membership for the Readers Club scheme opened on Friday and around 100 readers got membership of this scheme at the head office on a very first day to avail discount on purchasing books. NBF is offering membership of the Readers Club scheme on first come first serve basis at head office as well as other regional branches.
A number of the book lovers are also visiting NBF’s branches in different cities to get membership of this scheme. NBF Managing Director Dr Inam-ul-Haq Javed said that the Readers Club scheme was the most attractive of the foundation for the book lovers who wait anxiously for the opening of this initiative.
He said that this scheme was playing a vital role in inculcating book reading culture among the citizens and urged all the book lovers to bring one copy of the Computerised National Identity Cards (CNIC) and two passport size photographs along with them to get the club membership. Dr Inam Javed said that the officials concerned have been directed to facilitate the visitors in availing membership.
Through this scheme, book lovers can avail the opportunity to get 55 percent discount on all books excluding textbooks from the NBF Bookshops and 50 percent discount from NBF panel bookshops throughout the country. The Readers Club membership fee is Rs 110. The limit of purchasing the books will be Rs 6000/. The membership form can be downloaded from the NBF website.