The founders

Founders of MerciBOOKoup

MerciBOOKoup is a non-profit organization founded by Amina Bouri and Tom Tacken. Our goal is threefold: providing everyone with free access to books, increasing social connections between people in a neighborhood or area, and fostering a circular economy. We work towards these goals by facilitating peer-to-peer book swapping. We organize events in locations around Eindhoven, founded a book swapping library in The New Block on Strijp-S in Eindhoven with over 1000 books, and are launching a book swapping app in the end of 2022.

Check out our events page about when and where to join our next swapping party and send up for our monthly newsletter to receive all the updates!

Our amazing volunteers

Our volunteer Loïc Pennec

Loïc Pennec

MerciBOOKoup gave me the opportunity to merge my passion for crafting, reading & sustainability: I feel that our actions have a great impact by bringing people together and spreading our enthusiasm for books!

Our volunteer Fatème Barry

Fatème Barry

Reading is my way to travel to wonderful worlds co-created by the author and my imagination! I am in MerciBOOKoup to share and spread this great experience of reading!

Our volunteer Mélanie Peillet

Mélanie Peillet

I'm a dreamer, a reader and a writer but mostly a human. Because of all these interests, it is important to me to share my reading taste with other people.

Our volunteer Delphine Magnee

Delphine Magnee

I am a booklover and I joined MerciBOOKoup to share the love and the books!

Zakia Sidhoum

Reading a book


Interested in joining the amazing team of MerciBOOKoup volunteers? We would love to meet you! So just send us an email at [email protected] to see what you can do.

In the media

Boekenwurmen opgelet: ruil je boeken in tijdens deze gratis book swapping party!
MerciBOOKoup organiseert 17 september een heuse book swapping party. Als echte boekenwurm wil jij hier natuurlijk bijzijn! Dit is dé kans om je boekencollectie gratis en voor nop uit te breiden. Handig!
Read the full article here (Dutch).


The board of the Stichting MerciBOOKoup consists of the founders Amina Bouri (chair) and Tom Tacken (treasurer and secretary), who have an equal say in how we govern the organization in all aspects. The goals of MerciBOOKoup are described above in section “The founders”. Our organization, including the board, consists entirely of volunteers that do not get financial compensation for the effort that they put in. Our RSIN is 862442904.