This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England. ~~William Shakespeare, Richard III

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Great Book Swap Site

So, you want to read a book BUT:

a) the library doesn't have it anywhere


b) you really don't want to spend the money to purchase the book

What do you do?? Well, here's a suggestion!!

Paperbackswap is a great book swapping site and best of all...there is no sign up fee! How does this site work, you ask? Well...let me tell you.

1) Sign up at the site.

2) List (post) books that you are willing to part with (swap). You get a certain number of credits when you post your first 10 books (4 or 5 I think). After that, you get credits each time someone receives one of your books. You need credits to request books that YOU want.

3) Browse all the books available (I think there's a billion or something lol). If you have credits, you can order a book and the member who posted it will mail it to you. And now you have your book.

4) If a book you really want isn't available (no one has posted it on the site) you can put it on your wish list so when it IS posted you will be notified and you can say "yes! send me that book" or "nah, I'll pass right now."

5) You will get requests for the books you've posted (hopefully!). You will get an email saying "Someone wants this book you posted. Can you mail it?" You print out a wrapper, wrap it up, mail it (you do have to pay the postage but hey, other members have to pay the postage when they mail YOU a book so it evens out), and when the other person receives it, you get a credit.

That's all there is to it! So far I have posted several books, mailed out about 4, and received about 4 or 5. Its really a great site. Check it out!


  1. I love Paperbackswap -- I've mailed off so many books -- and gotten so many, I'll never read them all!

  2. I'm glad you are liking the site! I'm guessing at least a third of my books have come from there.