Jul 23, 2010

Paperback Swap

If you've been reading my blog for very long, you know I am an avid reader and frequently recommend books that I have come across that I think you might enjoy.  Many months ago I stumbled upon a website that I thought was pure genius....except I was so busy at the time I forgot about it.  Well I have run across it again and must share.

Go visit PaperBack Swap.  This is a site where you can swap books(soft, hardcover and audio) with other members.  You fill out a very short registration page, and then you are in.  You can list books that you want to get rid of onto your account.  It is super fast and easy because it uses the ISBN number.  You don't even have to take photos, as it has them already catalogued! (I love that part!)  So listing 10 books literally took me one minute.

Then once you have your 10 books listed, you get 2 free credits.  What do you do with your credits?  Request books from other members.  You never have to buy the books.  You are simply swapping with other members.  You pay the shipping when someone requests a book from your account.  If you request a book, the other member pays the shipping for you.  See how that works?  You continue accumulating credits after other members have received their books from you.  You can even print the shipping label right from your account.  They make it so easy.

The night I first listed my books, I had 4 requests to ship!  I also like that if there is a book that I am looking for, I can create a Wish List and when that book is listed, I will be notified and asked if I want it shipped to me.

Doesn't this sound like so much fun!? I just had to share it with you.


walkingwithangels said...

It sounds great, we could do with this in the Uk

Joy Tamsin David said...

I LOVE paperback swap! It's one of my favorite sites!

If you go to their forums, you can find threads that tell you which books to wish list months in advance. That way you can get in early for the popular new releases.

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