Thursday, August 19, 2010

Attention All Bibliophiles! (Almost) Free Books!

I have something to share with all of you who love books! I want to tell you about a website that I am spending WAYYYYYYY too much time on, but it has been so much fun!

The website is called Paperback Swap. It is a place where you can get books (not just paperbacks) for (almost) free. The only cost is the postage you pay in mailing a book to someone else who wants that book (plus, of course, the amount you paid for the book when you first bought it).

Here's how it works: you sign up with Paperback Swap for free. Then, you list at least ten books that you don't want anymore. When someone requests a book from you, you mail it to them. When they receive the book, you get one credit for that transaction. You can then use that credit to request a book from another member.

I have mailed several books for just a few dollars in postage. These were books I had sitting around that I didn't want anymore, and I've gotten several from the site that I have been looking for and haven't been able to find. Since I am able to buy books from my local Goodwill for next to nothing (paperbacks are 3 for $.99 and hardbacks are 3 for $1.99!), I have spent very little money to get the books I want.

You can also buy credits from the website for $3.45 each. That's not much for one book. And it is delivered to your door! Can you tell I'm excited about Paperback Swap?

To find out more, go to You may become hooked, too!

(If you decide to join, please request me as a friend. My member name is seizethebookblog.)

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