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Book-trading Sites Bring Back Bartering

CourierPostonline.com (Website) - 10/10/2008 by Staff


Here are some ways to ensure your love of reading doesn't become a casualty to high food and gas prices. Start swapping: If you've got books to barter, check out sites such as PaperbackSwap.com, Bookins.com and BookMooch.com.
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Generally, you list the books you're willing to trade. Every time you mail a title out, you get a credit or point, which you can redeem for a book. At PaperbackSwap.com, which currently lists 2.4 million books, you can also purchase credits for $3.45.

Membership is free on all three sites, so your only cost is shipping. Mailing a paperback at the lowest rate typically takes around seven days and generally costs less than $3.