Got Books?

I think I may have mentioned (once or twice!!) my love of books.

I now have a new and exciting (and potentially time-wasting) website to share with you all.

It’s called PaperBack Swap.  Have you heard of it?

I joined about a year ago, but only started actually using it last week.  I kept putting it off because I thought the whole process was going to be time-consuming and difficult. 

And guess what, it wasn’t.  I wish I’d started earlier!

My kids and I love books.  We buy them all the time – it’s one of my weaknesses in spending.  We try to buy most at garage sales and thrift stores, but occasionally we’ll buy from Scholastic or Christianbook.com.

Anyways, we had a garage sale at the beginning of September and I’d gone to the trouble of weeding out some of our books.  And after the garage sale, I still had a bunch.  I figured I’d finally try PaperBack Swap. 

It.is.so.awesome.

Here’s the idea – if you have good condition books (either soft or hardcover), you can list them on the website.  To start off, when you list your first 10 books you get 2 book credits.  When someone requests one of your books, you mail it to them and when they receive it you get a book credit.  To order a book from someone else takes one book credit.  So really all you’re paying for is the shipping cost.  Last week within 24 hours of listing my books, one of them was requested.  I printed out the mailing label (including shipping cost) for about 3 dollars, wrapped it up, and stuck it in my mailbox.  It was soooo easy!  And yesterday, I received my first book in the mail.

Way cool.

There are a LOT of books available.  And if there is one you want but it isn’t available, you can put it on your wish list and you will get an e-mail when it is available.  I found a lot of books I wanted – I’m just having a hard time deciding how to use my two credits! 

If you love books, I highly recommend that you try this out.  Membership is free.  I have a button on the left side of my blog… and a link up above in this post.  These are personalized, so if you use my links and sign up, I will get a referral credit (yay for me!).  Just so you know.  In case you just want to go to the website without using my referral links, you can just go to www.paperbackswap.com .

Happy reading!!!

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