Ever since I was a teeny tiny baby, I loved books. My parents would read to me until they absolutely had to stop reading and do something else.
I learned to read at a young age, and spent my summers participating in library summer reading clubs. During the school year, it was BookIt. Yeah…you guys know what I’m talking about. Good stuff!
Here’s a reading club that doesn’t exactly reward you with prizes for reading, but you do get something cool: Books that you want, and you can get rid of ones you don’t.
This isn’t the kind of book club where you have to order 5 books at a huge price within two years. Nope. This is different.
You list at least ten books that you already own that you’re willing to get rid of (you will pay a few dollars in postage). PaperBackSwap will give you two credits for doing so, and you can get any book that another member has at their cost. They will pay postage.
Then, they will get one credit for sending you a book. They can use that one credit to get the book of their choice from someone else.
I listed about 20 books I have no reason to keep, and already someone wants one of them. Once I mail that (this seems pretty easy, too. You print off mailing info with your computer and just tape it over the book. I hope the postal workers are nice to these packages….)
…So, once I mail it, I’ll get an additional credit. That puts me at three credits, which equals three books.
I can get them for myself or perhaps give them as gifts. Whatever I wanna do.
I love this whole recycling concept. I can’t believe I’m just getting started with it now. Was this around when I was in college? If it was, there’s a chance I could have gotten a lot of free books.
If you’d like to know more about the PaperBackSwap program, and even sign up yourself, why don’t you use my referral link? If I referred you, it’s the nice thing to do. :) I’ll get one book credit once you sign up.
Thanks to KittyKait for blogging about this cool site and referring me to it!