I used to spend hours each week in the bookstores. But I've been a member of Paperback Swap for over three years now, and haven't purchased more than 5 books a year ever since. The one drawback to this club is that you have to wait, sometimes on a lengthy waiting list, for newly issued titles. But it rarely takes more than 6 months to reach the top, and in the meantime, there's always the mountain of TBR books to tackle. On the positive side, members do a tremendous amount of good for local landfills by recycling amongst themselves, the cost (about $3.00 for postage), and of course, the savings and convenience. I've made more than 1000 swaps, and can say that in only 4 or 5 instances did I encounter any problems. Lots of responsible readers and traders out there. Highly recommended.
I joined Paperback Swap on the internet last year looking for an inexpensive way to get books. I've got the Kindle and the iPad and do love them both but you have to buy every newer book on the devices. With Paperback Swap you only pay the postage to mail the books. I've been really pleased with the results. You earn a book for every book you send to someone who requests it and you can order whatever book you want. I have a love of … more
After 21 years as a school psychologist, I now work part-time at two local historical museums, giving tours and teaching special programs. This leaves me more time to enjoy my little grandchildren, and … more
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