What port or major city in India has a thriving used book Market.?

The Idea is to ship hard to recycle books , made from groundwood, to an economically challenged country which speaks and reads in english.

The first step in recycling is to “reduce” so there is less to recycle in the first place. Second to “re-use” so the intended purpose of a book is realized over and over again. Third to recycle the fiber.

India seems an ideal candidate-

There are over 200 languages / dialects in India, however, the English language ties most of the population together in commerce and law. And since India has begun the “enlightenment” of throwing off the disabling effects of socialism, there should be more capital available for them to make a positive impact on costs, such as shipping. The possibility of an entrepreneurial approach of a thriving used book market could be encouraged, causing dispersion of books throughout the population, while generating positive economic effects, such as wealth creation, money for education and ultimately, local support for libraries with cold hard rupeeā€™s?

Let’s say a container of books arrives at a warehouse, scores of small independent “book mongers” pick up a cart full and disperse to sell them, coming back the next “market day” to re-stock. Just like fish or produce.

A paper recyler in the area could make as much revenue from the wholesale of the books as in the fiber, with the “book mongers” bringing paper back on their return trips.

Perhaps this economic activity already exists and awareness needs to be gained?

Brett Bringardner
http://www.book-recycling.com