Okay . . . so a search on the ‘net for a childhood favorite book brought me to a forum convo about said book over at PaperBack Swap. Sadly, the person no longer had the book, but I was introduced to a pretty nifty idea.
How many of us (see my hand waving in the air?) have stacks of paperbacks we’ve read and then set aside? I see your piles of books – yes, I do!
Well, friends . . . this is a great way to pass those beloved books on to new homes – at no cost other than postage. When you join and post at least 10 titles of books you can part with you receive two credits. People can then ask for titles you’ve listed and, if you send that book on to them in a timely manner (and they receive it, of course), you will then receive a credit.
You, in turn, can use your credits to ask for books to be sent to you.
One credit per book. Easy, peasy!
Media rate postage for two books (rather than first class) saved me almost three dollars. But, do check with the postal employees if your book doesn’t weigh all that much – first class might be cheaper. I love small town post offices – the employees will tell you stuff like that.
Anyway – have fun with it. I’m hoping to reduce the piles of books I have in every corner of my house through this means. I just have to sit down and post the rest of the isbn numbers onto the site.