A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it or offer your own version in return.

–Salman Rushdie
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Bookish Species is a Nigerian based online Literary Readers Society. A society whose aim is to impact and enrich reading culture by providing a resourceful space for literary readers and bloggers.

The Idea

Whenever I’ve been asked what do you want to do? What is your why? Have you found your purpose? I always gave pause because the only thing I could summon up is my love for reading and how book blogging changed my life. This made me sure that my purpose, my why is within the literary establishments and I’m slowly discovering and carving out my place in it.

Bookish Species came to be because, I noticed something, small, but incredibly important and needed, as the thoughts were always nagging me.

I love the fact that there are so many societies for content creators in Nigeria. I’m always eager to join them because it’s a good way to learn. After joining a couple I realised they all have one major issue, they cater mainly to the various kinds of lifestyle content creators.

When tips and advice were given it mainly never related to the content I create & share Literary Blogging. Because of this, I realised other Nigerian readers like me who would appreciate their own society.

— Lara Kareem, Founder Bookish Species
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The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.

–Dr. Seuss

Read more about Bookish Species by reading the Introductory Post by Lara Kareem.