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Subject: bookcrossing.com?
Date Posted: 10/22/2007 3:52 PM ET
Member Since: 10/22/2007
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Forgive me if this is a stupid question but I am a bit confused. I have just received a request for a book I have posted and it says that the requestor does not accept bookcrossing.com books. I have no idea what that is so I don't know if my copy is one or not. I lookd at it and can't find anything about bookcrossing on it. i also googled bookcrossing and came across a book sharing site.

Can someone help me out here? Any help would be very appreciated!

Date Posted: 10/22/2007 3:54 PM ET
Member Since: 2/28/2007
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Your book would have a book crossing book label on it - you can't miss them!  They are like book-plate sized, either on the outside or inside cover.  They also use stickers that are very easy to see.

Here's a link to one of the labels they use: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.jacobsen.no/anders/blog/archives/images/BookCrossing-com.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.jacobsen.no/anders/blog/archives/2003/03/14/bookcrossingcom.html&h=375&w=209&sz=20&hl=en&start=3&um=1&tbnid=GF81_igXhI2AOM:&tbnh=122&tbnw=68&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dbookcrossing%2Blabel%26svnum%3D10%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN

Last Edited on: 10/22/07 3:56 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/22/2007 3:56 PM ET
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Bookcrossing is another book sharing site.  I'm not quite sure how it works, but your book would definitely be marked with Bookcrossing somewhere on it if it was one.  I've seen complaints on our forums about some Bookcrossing books being very marked up all over the covers.

If you've looked your book over carefully and it meets the PBS guidelines and you see no mention of Bookcrossing inside the front cover of the book, then it would meet the requestor's condition.  Go ahead and accept and send the book out.

Date Posted: 10/22/2007 3:58 PM ET
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Date Posted: 10/22/2007 4:16 PM ET
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Not all BC books are labeled in such obvious ways.  My conditions say no BC books and lo and behold I got like 3 in a deal some months ago and it was written in pen about 3 pages in.  I accepted them as there were no outside markings and my son doesn't want to see that on his shelf.  This doesn't affect that, and I couldn't help but think that the sender very easily could have missed it, but it was there.  So look closely. 

And welcome to PBS!

Date Posted: 10/22/2007 4:22 PM ET
Member Since: 10/11/2007
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I just checked out the site...it says that books can be left in hotels, coffee shops, gyms, etc.  Does that also include public restrooms?? Yuck...no thanks!!!  Think I'll change my requestor condition...

Date Posted: 10/22/2007 5:18 PM ET
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I have left my books on busses, in restaurants, hotel lobbies, post offices, bleachers at ball fields, YMCA lobbies, etc, etc.  It's fun to track the book as it travels around the world.  Some of my books have been journaled as far away as Japan, Korea, and New Zealand.  My books have one label on the inside cover of the book.  Some Book Crossers get carried away and stamp their books, or use several stickers inside and out.  As a result, some PBS members will not accept a "defaced" book. 

Book Crossing is an international sight that promotes passing books from person to person, rather than trading.  You don't have to be a member to make journal entries, but once you do you will be notified each time a subsequent entry is made.  It's a different type of club for book lovers :o)