Tuesday, February 13, 2007

A Couple of BookCrossing type sites

These are new to me, maybe they're new to you too!

The first is called PaperbackSwap.com. You go on and register your books (paperback or otherwise) that you'd like to get rid of, and people request them. You print off a pre-printed media mail wrapper, wrap the book, add the postage and send it off. It's kind of like BookCrossing, only without the "dropping off a random book in a public place" kind of thing. This is strictly by request only. I have already gotten one book requested, and it was a real strange book that my sister got from a library discard bin, so you never know who's looking for what! You earn points for each book you swap, and I guess you can use those points to request books for yourself. I'm still exploring the site. :-)

The second is IListenToBooks.com, which is a site for "bookcrossing" audiobooks. This is of particular interest to me, as Michael and I love to read together, but sometimes it's nice to let someone else do the reading! I've just registered with it tonight, and I'm going to enjoy looking for some great audiobooks in the area.

So just a couple of more options if you've got books lying around the house that you want to get rid of!

5 pearl(s) of wisdom:

Lauren said...

OK, so I signed up for PBS...what's your nickname so I can Buddy you?

Lesley said...

Another book trading site that's really popular is BookMooch - you might want to check out that one, too!

Kate/Susan said...

I'm katekosior on there :-) What's yours, Lauren?

Thanks, Lesley! I'll definitely check it out! Have you used it?

Lauren said...


This thing is awesome...I already have four books that people want, and I should be getting two pretty soon!

Kate/Susan said...

I already burned through my credits. :-( And I have a bunch of junkie books no one seems to want, including (go figure) Hanna's Daughters. LOL