Monday, October 6, 2008

Paperback Swap


To all my fellow bookies out there, if you don't know about Paperback Swap (PBS), you need to. I have recieved so many books from them and saved a ton of money by doing so. I LOVE books and the ones I really like, I keep forever and ever, amen. But sometimes if the book is a dud, or I get multiple copies, I will post them for swap on PBS. The way it works is you basically recieve books for the price of postage. The site is amazing and keeps track of everything for you. It is very simple to get started too. Sometimes I pick up titles at yard sales and thrift stores that I know will be swappable and trade those as well. If you get a book that is not to your standards, you don't have to accept it and you can put restrictions on the books you are willing to recieve (such as smoke-free environment). I have swapped hundreds of books and have never (knock wood) recieved a bad one. You can also set up buddy lists, swap "boxes of books" (sort of like grab style) and buy credits if you run low. It keeps track of books you've read and books in your TBR (to be read) pile. You are not restricted to paperback books only - there are hardbacks and audio books as well. They have also recently started CD and DVD swap, but I haven't gone that far yet. Oh, and the best part of all, it is FREE! Um-hum, you heard me - won't cost you a dime. Check 'em out!!

10 comments:

Lula! said...

What is this bit of delicious info? I must check it out...now...

p.s. OH, thanks for posting about this. You are a genius.

Kat said...

I am signed up with them. But that is as far as I've taken it. I end up getting so much from the library. But I do need to actually do something with my account!

As for why I haven't been visiting. That's easy. Because I am a doofus. And for some reason didn't have you listed as one that I follow. I saw you commenting. But just figured you weren't posting because I didn't see any new things in my reader. Thanks for the kick in the hiney...and now I'm all set!

Of course, I have lots to catch up on...

Jade said...

I have never heard of this but will definitely check it out. I get my free books at www.bookmooch.com

Btw, Happy SITS day to you!

Jade said...

Oh I just checked - it's only for the US;(. Oh well! Check bookmooch and get free books all over the world. I already got a couple of really great reads.

Laurel Plum said...

I absolutely LOVE PBS! I have been reading much more since I joined it is just too easy and convenient! The best part - the hubby doesn't scrunch his nose at me for book shopping anymore.

Julianne said...

Love this site!

Felicia Eis said...

Oooooo thank you for posting on this!!!! I am an avid book reader, though I have not had all the time that I have liked lately!!! Being a poor college student this will help me get all those books that I have been dieing to read :D

Ronnica said...

I started using PBS a few months ago and LOVE it. I've gotten rid of books that I'd hate to throw away, and gotten books that I WANT to keep.

Kalisha said...

Oh wow! I absolutely love used books and I really really love free books! Thanks for giving me the heads up on this book swap. I just blogged about book swaps and the new trend of ebooks on my blog. I found your site through SITS website and I think it is very pinkalicious!
Kalisha

Kalisha said...

oops! I forgot to leave you the link to the ebook giveaway that I'm having over at the Mommy Lounge...Check it out! It's free and a book (I know you love both!)
http://mommylounge.wordpress.com/2008/10/10/giveaway/