March 2, 2024

Sharing books and building bridges

We all have a somewhat of a decent collection of books. They're not just any books; they're the ones you've handpicked over time, the ones that speak to your interests and passions.

What happens after you've finished reading them? They kind of just hang out on the shelf, collecting dust. You've thought about donating them or passing them on to friends, but what if there's another way to give them a new lease on life?

What if you could use your own books to connect with new people?

Imagine you're at a networking event, chatting away with someone new. Turns out, they're into reading too. This is your chance to take things beyond small talk. You casually bring up a book you recently loved, like 'Design is a Job' by Mike Monteiro. You share why it resonated with you and then offer to lend it to them. Just a friendly offer.

But there’s more. It's not just about lending a book; it's about sharing an experience, sparking a connection over something you both enjoy.

What if you did this with more people in your network? You could create a little lending library of your own, spreading the joy of reading far and wide, and building stronger connections with your peers.

So, here's my invitation to you: let's share the joy of books and turn them into catalysts for connection and discovery. Who knows what amazing conversations—and friendships—we might spark along the way?

Let me start

I’m a Product Designer in Houston, TX. I have a good enough collection of books about design, business, cooking, and a bit of politics. I even have some books on coding (another life). I encourage you to take a look at the list I have built in Notion. I also attend a lot of events around the city. I would be more than happy to lend you my books. Check them out!

My little library

Hi, I'm Nabil

I'm a Houston-based Product Designer. I enjoy working on new problems, doing my research, and trying my best to understand the concerns of the business so I can help them grow their business through design.

Photo of Nabil holding a Zoro doll