Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Free Books Work for Me!

Have you already heard of Paperback Swap? I absolutely love it. All you do it find 10 books around the house that you no longer want. Create an account and add the books. You will then get 2 free credits. This means that you can get 2 free books right off the bat. You search their database and pick any two you want. That member then sends you the book. When a member requests one of your books you send it to them and earn another credit. When that member requests the book you print out a book wrapper - it's all done for you - tape it around your book and mail it (addresses and everything are already on it). You can use media mail that costs around $2.25 - much less than a new book and comparable to a book you can get resale.

**If there is a book that you want that is not listed you can put in a request. When another member lists that book it will notify you.

**They even have a printed postage option so you can skip the post office all together. There is a small fee for this but is probably less than gas to the post office. I haven't tried this yet but am going to do it the next time someone requests one of my books.

** There are almost 3 million books listed.

**What a great way to reuse and recycle. Maybe get rid of a little clutter (I know, you will just add more with more books)

If you love to read and it's obvious from the tons of books you have in your house, why not? Go over to Rocks In My Dryer for more Works For Me Wednesday ideas.

Sorry about the plug below...while doing a little research (how many books were listed :) I found out that you could get credit for referring a member.

If you use the link above to join, I'll get a free credit when you post your first ten books (and you'll still get 2 free credits for posting them!) but you certainly don't have to sign up through me!! Just an option :)


  1. Cool Idea, thanks for sharing it. I love to read, and usually have late fees at the library, so this might be the ticket for me!

  2. I LOVE Paperbackswap and have been with them for a couple of years now. If one's a book lover who can't resist a steal for a "new" book?! Thanks for sharing with everyone this great swapping community. Did you know they now have CD & DVD swap?

  3. I love this idea!! i am going to check it out now!!

  4. I keep hearing about this. I'll have to check it out!

  5. I adore PBS! WHoever came up with the concept was a genius!