37-year-old Ali Kemal Adaş from Osmaniye’s Kadirli district is sharing 20,000 books that he has accumulated over a long period of time with reading enthusiasts free of charge in his antiquarian bookshop.
Adaş started collecting books at home, which he bought with his passion for reading since childhood. Adaş, who opened an antiquarian bookshop in the district center about 2 months ago so that other people can benefit from the books, also had another job in addition to his commercial activity.
Ali Kemal Adaş decided to offer the works for free for those who want to come to his shop and read books. Adaş, who lent his books to citizens, allowed reading enthusiasts to benefit from this application for free.
Adaş told the AA correspondent that he was happy to open the second-hand bookshop he had dreamed of since childhood.
Adaş explained that he is particularly lucky to share the books he reads with others, Adaş said: “Anyone can borrow books, magazines and encyclopedias here and take them home and read them again. Those who wish can read books here in the reading room. He can have the book.”
Ali Demir, one of the residents of the district, said that he often visits the bookshops and uses the books very often. he said.
Meltem Avcı also stated that she and her family used to read books at the antique shop.
Berna Bulu noted that as a family, they can borrow books from second-hand bookshops and return them after reading.