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Next-up on our online cultural entrepreneur series, the Forum d’Avignon would like to introduce: RecycLIVRE a solution to individuals, companies, NGO and cities seeking to give their books.

What is your company’s objective?

For seven years, RECYCLIVRE provides a solution to individuals, companies , NGO, and cities seeking to give their books. We collect, reference and put them on sale on our site and and other markeplaces. Orders are prepared by our logistics partner Log'ins (company who help disabled and people with addiction) and shipped worldwide.

10% of our net income is donated to the association Lire et Faire Lire to support its programs of discovery and promotion of literature.

To date, more than EUR 300,000 were donated by RECYCLIVRE to promote access to culture for all.

What challenges do you face in your development?

The challenge we face today is scaling and geographic expansion.

After 7 years in Paris and Bordeaux, RECYCLIVRE just opened an office in Lyon, and will open soon two other cities : Lille and Nantes.

We are always looking for people and NGO structures to give their books a second life. The more books we collect, the stronger the impact will be on the target populations.

What does it mean to be cultural entrepreneur ?

It is building solutions to make culture accessible to the greatest number.

The prices on our used book store begin within 3 EUR , shipping included .

It is also, fight against inequality ( people excluded from the labor market, illiteracy) by economic activity.

David Lorrain, RecycLIVRE's founder

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The web series : we’re interviewing cultural start-ups – Contact us!

As part of its web series on cultural entrepreneurship, the Forum d’Avignon is proud to present each week exciting stories on cultural start-ups.

This project is part of the Forum d’Avignon’s on-going work, in line with its 2015 agenda, on the ‘hybridization of economic models in cultural and on the manifesto on cultural entrepreneurship in creative industries (to be published soon).

To participate and promote your cultural start-up on the Forum d’Avignon’s website: please send to the address

  • A photo (website/founders/logo) in HD
  • A video link presenting your project
  • A short answer (2-3 lines, in English and French) to the following three questions:

                        - What is your project/idea/start-up?

                        - What is your current challenge?

                        - For you, what does it mean to be a cultural entrepreneur?

David Lorrain,

fondateur de RecycLIVRE