May 24, 2022

Kindle Owners’ Lending Library Expanding to UK, Germany, and France + Interview with Jeff Bezos

The Kindle Owners’ Lending Library debuted in U.S. in early November, 2011 with about 5,000 titles. At last count, over 180,000 titles were available to U.S. KOLL users.

Today’s News From, Inc. today announced that the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library is coming to the UK, Germany and France later this month, bringing Kindle owners with a Prime membership over 200,000 books to borrow for free as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates.


To learn more about the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, visit:

In other News: “Bezos and the Future of Books” (via BBC)
Includes video.

“We sell the hardware at cost,” he explained. “We want to make money when people use our devices, not when they buy them.”

More from the BBC interview here.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.