Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Paperback Swap

Well, today marks the first day I have to go back to work in about 10 days... and it's actually sunny outside!  Bummer!

I wanted to share one of my favorite sites with you all today - PaperBackSwap.com.

Trade Books for Free - PaperBack Swap.

As the name implies, it is a book swapping site. Now... it's not totally free... you have to pay postage (around $2.50) when you SEND a book, but when you request a book from another member it's free for you and they pay the postage.

Now.... I love my local library and I use it A LOT. But there are drawbacks to that also. For one thing, they just started charging overdue fees 15 cents a day per overdue book. Now... I'm actually one of those people who is pretty good about getting my books back on time, but hello! I have a toddler! sometimes we just don't make the 20 minute trip in just to drop off books. I currently owe the library $1.50 because my son somehow got a hold of a DVD case and I couldn't find it for a few days and didn't take my other stuff back at the same time. Ugh.
Drawback number two - if I love the book, I can't keep it. I have to go buy it or check it out again later.

So, I love the paperback swap because it's easy, the books come to my mailbox (it's kinda like getting presents in the mail), I don't have any overdue fees and can keep the book indefinitely if I want, and it's kinda fun!

How it works: Initially, you post 10 books on the site for people to request and you receive 2 book credits. You can request a book from another member for 1 credit and they mail it to you for FREE! Other members can request books from you and you receive 1 credit and have to mail it off to them in a reasonable amount of time and pay the postage. Then as you finish your books, just repost them for others to request and the cycle continues. Fun!
Go here for a more detailed explaination on How to Swap Books.

Great for book lovers... check it out if you're interested!


4 comments:

KyAnn (like Cayenne Pepper, only HOTTER) said...

Thanks for the follow. This paperback swap is going to change my life. I had no idea such a thing existed. I owe you one for telling me.

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