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3 Other Sites Like PaperBackSwap.com: For Trading Used Books

Associated Content (Newspaper) - 10/4/2007 by Pam Gaulin
PaperBackswap.com
Web Site Address: www.paperbackswap.com

First, let's cover PaperBackswap.com.

PaperBackswap.com is all the rage right now. Right now it's free to trade used books at PaperBackswap.com, as long as you are willing to pay for postage. What's really useful and easy about PaperBackswap.com is that they will print the postage for you (yes, PaperBackSwap.com gets a cut).

PaperBackswap.com admits right up front that in the future they may charge $10 or $20 for membership.

Currently there are 1,579,222+ books available to swap at PaperBackswap.com.

In addition to being a place to trade books, people are flocking to PaperBackSwap.com because of their referral system that gives you credit and "PBS" or PaperBackSwap.com money.

BookCrossing
Web Site Address: www.bookcrossing.com

PaperBackswap.com, BookCrossing.com is not so much a place to trade books as it is a place to track traded books. Part social network, part swap media, part message in a bottle, partgeocaching for books, BookCrossing is one interesting concept.

People leave books in public places, where others may find them, take them home and read them. Hopefully that person will log on to theBookCrossing site and post that they have found one of the books.

So why is BookCrossing listed here with sites like PaperBackswap.com? Because there is a list of books that are still "in the wild." Look up your city to find the list of books that have "been released" into your city.

BookCrossing is a unique way to connect with other readers, and to find and share free used books.

Bookins.com
Web Site Address:www.bookins.com

Bookins.com is another web site where you can trade used or unwanted books. Bookins.com uses a flat rate shipping of $4.49, and you can print the postage at home.

Bookins.com is not technically free, because they use the flat fee of $4.49 to ship books. The fee covers their costs, according to bookins.com.