Monday, August 6, 2007

Swapping Books

Having lunch with a librarian recently provided more than just a delicious meal. I learned about sites for swapping books. (Thanks, Nancy, for both!)

After I returned home from visiting, I did some research on the web. The following list is just a bit of what I found.

Some sites charge no fee. You pay to ship your books to someone else and, thus, earn credits that allow you to choose a book to be shipped to you from someone else’s list. Some other sites charge a fee instead. You’ll want to browse what kinds of books are generally available in addition to comparing the costs.

As you check these sites, you will also find sources for free reading and for swapping items other than books (e.g., CDs, DVDs, video games).

This is a great way to limit your expenses without limiting your reading material!

Friedbeef’s Tech
Best Places to Get Free Books - The Ultimate Guide

This blog entry lists more than 30 sites to explore for swapping opportunities and, also, for free books. Some of the sites for trading books include Bookins, FrugalReader, ZunaFish, SwapSimple, and BookMooch. Do check this blog entry. They include much more than I’ve listed!

Digital Inspiration

This blog lists several sites including TitleTrader and Campus Book Swap. Be sure to also check the other sites listed on this blog.

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