Two good sites for swapping books

Two good sites for swapping books:

BookMooch.com – Easier to get points and thus to get books.  Very large ‘collection’ of books from around the world.  Harder to find specific  titles, I thought, and quite often the very book I wanted was ‘on hold’.  I really don’t like their search function, and found books listed under completely wrong groupings, so this was a bit frustrating for me, as I like to scan ‘the aisles’ for what I’m in the mood to read rather than go in to find a specific title.  I did get lots of fun cookbooks and craftbooks on this site.  ALso, good collection of journals that travel all over the world and you can start one yourself.  Very fun if you’re artistic, or creative.

PaperBackSwap.com – WIth this site you only get points (and books) by having people selected and request books you’ve posted.  Large collection of books on cassette, but they require more points.  Much flashier site, and great visuals.

Neither site costs, but signing up for both, if you have the books to share, usually means you can get some great books!

[This was first posted as part of this conversation ~ Eds.]

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  1. LilTigg LilTigg says

    I usually give my books to charity or my local library – no postage involved!

    I found an excellent new books site which is very competitive.   http://www.bookdepository.com

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  2. Fran Young Fran Young says

    Here’s another great site for acquiring used (and beloved, I hope) books:

    shopgoodwill.com and goodwillbooks.com 

    Beyond books, of course, there’s a world of wonderful possibilities for those of us who can’t get enough of flea markets, swap meets, and thrift stores.  Plus, with Goodwill, you know your purchases go towards helping others. 

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  3. Fran Young Fran Young says

    Has anyone out there in Vibrant Nation world been to Acres of Books in the Long Beach area of California?  Wow!  I could easily live there for about two weeks straight, and image that I’d still not be ready to leave. 

    What’s YOUR favorite book (used and new) source?

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  4. RaggedyAnn RaggedyAnn says

    If you like sy-fy, fantasy, horror or thrillers, try http://kayleighbug.com. I have bought from them and was happy with the service and the books.

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