Love to read? Check out http://www.paperbackswap.com. All it takes to join is 9 paperback books. (I had a few lying around the house I no longer wanted and got the rest at our county library's booksale for 50 cents each; thrift shops and yard sales would be another good place to get them.) Then you post your 9 books and automatically get 3 credits.
If someone wants one of your books, they'll e-mail you, you print the Media Mail wrapper right from the website, slap $1.59 worth of stamps on it and mail it. As soon as the requestor receives it, you'll get another credit. Then when you order a book, all it costs you is 1 credit; the sender will pay for the stamps and send it to you. You can also have a "Wish List" of books you'd like to get and they'll e-mail you as soon as one becomes available and ask if you still want it. With the cost of buying paperback books brand new being close to $8 or $10, I think this site is wonderful!
By Lynn from Chico, CA
What a wonderful idea. I went to the site but it seems its not for Canadians as they don't have it listed when you fill out the form to register. Its a wonderful site though. Thanks for sharing. (01/10/2006)
Thanks for sharing this information. There is another website almost identical - frugalreader.com. I'm already a member of it and think I'll join this new one so I'll have plenty of books going and coming. It's a very good way of getting rid of old books and getting new ones without spending a fortune. (01/10/2006)
I love to read and sometimes I think I do have too many sitting around here - some I haven't ever read and they've been here for years - I think I'll have to try this website, it sounds delightful! (01/10/2006)
http://www.americasbookshelf.com is a wonderful place to share and receive books. (05/08/2006)
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