When I first started blogging, I was (who am I kidding, i am still) broke. But I did love to read. So one starry night in August, I tripped upon this site, PaperBackSwap. I was hooked.
You swap books and get books in return. If I remember right, you start out posting 9 books you want to get rid of and get 3 credits. Each credit is one book you can get from someone else. You pay the shipping when you ship a book but what is a few $$$$ compared to buying it new or even used…I have saved over $50 so far.
And there is every kind of book you can imagine. Their blogging books are scarce but blogging is new to the un-blogging world. But there are a few. I really like to get the classics or books about authors. I have gotten quote books, children’s books, and even a $100 HTML book. I think this site is wonderful. I know there are several sites out there like this one: BookMooch, LibraryThing, Title Trader, Bookins, and others…but PaperBackSwap is my favorite. But do check them out…here is a post from BookBlog about book swapping and some of these sites…yea…he isn’t a happy camper…but I have never had any problem with PaperBackSwap nor have I ever had to pay a fee to them to be part of their site. Regardless, book swapping is a great way to expand your book collection and your mind.