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Everyone should know by now that I am a book-lover at heart.  I am not a collector of anything but I think I may have been a book hoarder if you had seen all the books I owned a few years back.  I used to spend tons of money buying every great novel out there but about three years ago I changed my ways.  I sold a giant bookcase I had and needed to do something with my books.  If it was a wonderful book, I kept it.  If not, I listed it on www.paperbackswap.com. (Which also has hardcover and audio books for swap!) I started swapping books at that time and haven’t looked back since.  By that, I mean that I have not purchased a new book in over three years.  All I pay is $2-3 for shipping a book out to the requestee.  I pay not a dime for the books that are sent to me.

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Where have these books come from?? All over!

Map of where books were sent to me from

Sometimes you have to get on a waiting list for a book you want and it can take several weeks or even months, but I don’t mind.  I always have a stack of books to read ;) I typically request a book as soon as I hear about it and wait patiently for it to come.  Once the book is sent to you, it is yours to keep.  Several I have kept for myself, several I have re-listed for someone else to enjoy.

If you are interested in swapping books, I highly recommend Paperbackswap.comMy bookshelf is here, several of these books have been listed for a long time but slowly but surely they are finding new homes.

Are you already using paperbackswap?  If so, please let me know so I can check out your bookshelf and possibly request books from you :)

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  1. Love paperback swap too. I think you turned me on to it. The only thing I don’t like is I have occasionally spilled water and while the book is perfectly fine I cannot send it out, since there are a couple wavy edges.

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  2. I love to read but I never do. I just can’t find the time. UGH.

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  3. This is such a good idea! I’ve just been going to library – i know how old school. I used to love to own books too, but like you I’ve gotten kind of over it! I’d much rather just read and return them.

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  4. This sounds like a lot of fun BUT I love to keep my books. And I’ve been at the library a lot lately too.

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