Discussion Forums - Questions about PaperBackSwap Questions about PaperBackSwap

Topic: Locating buddy in my area

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: Locating buddy in my area
Date Posted: 6/17/2009 12:23 AM ET
Member Since: 6/3/2009
Posts: 60
Back To Top

Is there a way to narrow the member directory search (in a specific area) to types of books or authors?  There are several members with public profile in Albuquerque, NM but I don't know how to see of any of them like the same type of authors or books as I do.


Thanks,  Peach

Date Posted: 6/17/2009 12:35 AM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
Posts: 9,601
Back To Top

If they have a public profile you should just be able to go to their bookshelf from the public profile.  You can PM them from there.


Date Posted: 6/17/2009 4:43 AM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
Posts: 15,485
Back To Top

And be sure to check if there are meetings in your area.  There is a whole forum that lists them.

Date Posted: 6/17/2009 2:04 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
Posts: 26,510
Back To Top

I would go by WL more than bookshelf. Some people post a lot of books they haven't read that they get cheap or from other people. The WL is more likeky to contain their book tastes.

Date Posted: 6/19/2009 11:16 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
Posts: 80
Back To Top


you are right - my wishlist is books I really want. My bookshelf is just books I am willing to part with and some of those came from my wife or from a friend who joined PBS but was too busy with family issues to participate.

What would be best, tho, would be if we could access the To Be Read list - as that shows what the member has available to them, which would be even more revealing of  their tastes. No, strike that -- I do not want my TBR list posted for the world to see, so let's keep that as it is (grins).