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Subject: can I post a hard cover book
Date Posted: 6/23/2011 6:29 PM ET
Member Since: 12/25/2008
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I have several popular authors, but they are hard cover books.  I don't mind the extra postage --  I figured someone might want them



Date Posted: 6/23/2011 6:32 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2007
Posts: 951
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What can be posted for swapping here?

PBS is for the exchange of used books across all topics of interest. paperback, hardcover and audio books in good condition are acceptable here. 

Guidelines below


  • Paperback books
  • Hardcover books (dust jackets not required)
  • Audio books (must be originals, not burned copies)
  • Ex-library books
  • Books with accompanying media
  • Books that originally came with non-media items, if the non-media materials are NOT REQUIRED for the book to be useful.  The non-media items do not have to be included to be postable here.
  • Textbooks/Workbooks
  • Foreign-language books (if in a language other than English, the language needs to be specified in the book description)
  • Playaways (these are considered audiobooks)
  • Audio language courses with accompanying bound book.  (These are considered a bound book with accompanying media, and swap for 1 credit. They are not "audio books," which are books read aloud by a narrator.)


Date Posted: 6/23/2011 7:18 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
Posts: 10,125
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Yes, also, please post the book using the ISBN on the book, either on the back of the book or inside on the copyright page. If the listing is correct (and it ought to be) the binding type will show "hardcover" for those books.

Date Posted: 6/23/2011 8:19 PM ET
Member Since: 6/4/2007
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Hardcovers are totally acceptable! There are plenty of members who prefer them, whether for specific titles or in general. "PaperBackSwap" is just a catchy name for the site. :)

Date Posted: 6/23/2011 8:34 PM ET
Member Since: 3/13/2009
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Just out of curiosity: You've been a member since 2008---2 1/2 years. You never knew , all that time, that hard covers could also be used?