Here are real testimonials from our club members. If you like what we are doing in general or maybe you consider a certain feature to be a miniature "stroke of genius" :), please take a moment to let us know about it. Hey, we like to read these testimonials and we can then publish them for prospective members to read as well. (More books! More books!)
Or maybe you'd like to express your appreciation for the kind or thoughtful actions of fellow members? We hear about them quite often in feedback and it always makes our day, so please, share it with the world!
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"I just joined paperbackswap. On my second day and already sent two books. Hope the members enjoy them. I love this site and it is SO MUCH FUN!"
"I love this idea. How many times to I think of a book, or an author and can't remember something....run to paperbackswap and I can find it. I can remember books from years ago that meant something to me and now....run to paperbackswap and I can have it! I don't have to go to the bookstore, find that I'm the only one in the history of the world who is interested and wait for them to get the book ordered, then go back to the store to pick it up. You know the routine, parking, meter money, slushy, icy sidewalks. Nope. Right here in my warm house I can get what I want. And, even if I do have to wait for my wish list books, who cares? There are so many other books to read. When I come in to shop I still get the same feeling of excitement that I got when I bought my first book with my birthday money...The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew. I loved it and I felt so grown up. Well, I'm beyond grown up now, but I never stopped loving to read and loving books. I've read some really wonderful books and some really horrible books, but I love having the option to come to paperbackswap and ask for any book!"
"Books? Used to be that when I wanted a book my first stop would be Amazon.com. Not anymore! I can't tell you when the last was that I BOUGHT a book! My first stop now is always Paperbackswap. Chances are the book is there for free. AND, let's not underestimate the importance to those of us who love real, actual, paper books of being able to pass them on to other bibliophiles. No more hauling them off to the library for their (maybe) sales, or begging the relatives and friends to please take a few! You will know your books are going to someone who really wants them. Paperbackswap is the best book idea in ages!"
"I recently finished reading "Clowns of God." Even though it was fiction, it struck me of the parallels with the Papacy of Benedict XVI and his resignation. All in all, it was a good read and I'm looking forward to receiving Morris West's two others books in this series."
"I received a book recently and was it was interesting to see how many places the envelope had traveled before it came to me. It started in Santa Rosa, CA, on 4-7-12, then Mobile, AL on 10-15-13 to Mesa, AZ on 10-26-13 to Portland, OR on 2-11-14 to my address in Oak Park, MI. At this point this envelope has traveled many miles and I think I will lay it to rest as it looks very tired :) Boy do I love this site!"
"I am very pleased with the books I have ordered on this site. I would like to offer a special recognition to Helen L. I just received " The Quilter's Legacy" from her, and the book is in brand new condition. Please take a look at the offerings from this member. Thank you."
"Richard and the team: Thanks for the New Year's wishes to all of us. The same back at ya! You all do an amazing job. I am so glad to be a part of PBS. Wonderful books and wonderful friends have truly enhanced my already wonderful life! Bring on 2014 :-)"
"I have used PBS for years, since my grown children were babies. Thought I was done when the reading requirements were over, however, I have recently obtained over $100.00 in travel guides for an upcoming trip to Europe. What a great value. My college kids are also finding textbooks at PBS. Guess we will be using this service for a much longer time. Thanks to all the great people who make this happen."
"Love the sight & love the books I've been able to get here. I read "Winter Soltice" last Christmas season and loved it, does anyone have a suggestion for a good "winter read"? I live in sunny Florida and it takes a special storyline to get me into the mood. I've read all the Jan Karon books, they often cover Christmas. Any others?"
"This is a fantastic site! I have found books to read I never knew existed. I have been able to get entire series of book to read and have enjoyed every single one. I like to repost when read so others can enjoy the book. I also like knowing there are many people like me who like a book in their hands."
"If you love books and reading this is the best site there is !
I've obtained so many books that I couldn't find at an affordable price anywhere else while making others happy by sending them books they have been looking for. And the employees and customer service is wonderful !"
"You guys are the absolute BEST. I've tried another site that made me so unhappy with their service and members. But your members always get out my swapped books so fast. I luv you guys! I'll be a member for life, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!!!!!!"
"I have been a member of the club for a few years, and I enjoy it immensely! Not only do I get desired books in the mail, I am able to send out books that I have read to other interested members! This is a wonderful service!"
"Nothing replaces the feeling of curling up with a good book. The electronic versions just don't come close. This website allows those who may not be able to afford their serious reading habit to do so with a wide variety of books. I love PaperBackSwap and will continue to be a member for as long as my eyes allow me. Even then I can just switch to audio books right?"
"Love, love, love PaperBack Swap! Not only can I trade books I have read so they can be enjoyed by others, I can try new authors without spending a small fortune. I am also able to obtain copies of upcoming reads for my book club members by using my accumulated credits! What a wonderful idea to help keep the world reading in this electronic age!"
"I joined this site a few years ago and it has to be one of the best decisions I ever made. I read as often as I can sometimes 2 or 3 books at a time. But as a single mom my budget couldn't afford purchasing new books as often as I read them. That's where PaperBackSwap comes in. I list books I've already read to others who might want them. If someone wants it I exchange it for a credit for a book I want. It's simple, easy and no credit card required. I will continue to use this site until my eyes can no longer read b/c nothing replaces the joy of receiving a book in the mail. I only wish I had found this site sooner."
"I am so thankful for this service. We travel full time and internet service is not always reliable so electronic books do not work for me. As transient we cannot join a library. Trading books on this site keeps me from hording them in our small RV. Whenever I have an address for a month I replenish my supply and I can always send books off"
"This is a great site I joined 3 May 13 and I sorted my books and offered about 12 books at 23;OO (11PM), to civilians, and about 30 minutes later I had 2 requests but members were so helpful my assigned guide and others told me what and how to do. Now less than a month later and 20 books mailed I have at stack to read and some fine new friends to "talk" to. Thanks."
"Fantastic site. I just love to read and this is set up so perfectly. I also love the FREE books! What a great idea! Hope this site is around for many years to come because I have not yet scratched the surface on the books I want to read. Much better than 1/2 price books (who only gives a person pennies for any books you try to trade)."
"I often order books for a relative who is disabled and has difficulty getting out or using a computer. It's great! I get a list of titles desired and I browse PBS for them, order books, and send them off to my happy in-law. Saves money too, and the books can go back into the swap after they've been read."