Dear Members,

We love Spring! It's the perfect time to spruce up the house and yard, clean out clutter (including books you've read that you can post to your Bookshelf!), and to try something new.

So...we have something new for you! We'd like to announce the 2016 PaperBackSwap Easter Egg Hunt! It will start on Monday, March 21st at 10 AM ET, and it will end at midnight (the end of Sunday/beginning of Monday) Monday, March 28th, 2016.

Starting on Monday, March 21st, 2016 at 10 AM ET, there will be 15 Easter Eggs placed on random pages across the site - everyone will be able to collect all 15 eggs. It's easy to play! Just find an egg (it can be anywhere on a page, on any page) and click it to add it to your basket. You can collect up to 3 Eggs per day, each day, and then on Friday the limit will be removed (so people who start late or who can't log in every day will still be able to find all the eggs). After the Hunt is over, a winner will be selected from the baskets that are most-filled , and that person will get a NEW Wish List book. There will also be a Quick-as-a-Bunny prize (of a NEW Wish List book) for the person who gets to the maximum fastest. You can read more about the Hunt here.

The game will begin (the eggs will be waiting for you) on Monday, March 21st after 10 AM ET. When you log in after that time, you will see your first egg at the top of the page:

(the actual eggs you are hunting will vary in size - shown here is the average size)

After you have clicked on that egg at the top of the page to collect it, the Basket (smaller on the site than it is below) will appear at the top of your page, and you can click it whenever you like, to check your progress:

The rest of the eggs will be scattered around the site...look everywhere for them! Remember that if you collect all three eggs for the day, you won't see any more eggs until the next day.

We hope you enjoy the game! May the eggs be always in your favor.

Happy Hunting,

Richard and
The PaperBackSwap Team

Amazon Showcase Book

By popular demand, we're showcasing a Wishlisted book that is not currently available in our Market, but which is available in NEW condition at a substantial savings off retail. Use any of the Showcase links below to go to Amazon -- remember, your purchase (of anything) there will help support PaperBackSwap!


Fool Me Once  by Harlen Coben
Release date: March 22, 2016. You think you know the truth. The truth is you know nothing. Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya’s husband, Joe—who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier. The provocative question at the heart of the mystery: Can you believe everything you see with your own eyes, even when you desperately want to? more
Order at Amazon

Used Books Currently Available for Swapping

Order these books for credits; repost them when you're done reading and get the credit back!


The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf   It happens quietly one hot August morning in Iowa: two families awaken to find their little girls have gone missing in the more
Browse Literary Fiction currently available for swapping


Mistaken Target by Sharon Dunn The isolated island retreat was the last place anyone would look for former socialite Samantha James. Yet danger finds her anyway--accidentally ... read more
Browse Romantic Suspense currently available for swapping


Dandy Gilver and the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains by Catriona McPherson May 1st, 1926. Dear Alec, ...guess who is setting her virgin shoulder to its very first wheel? I am dressed in serge and sensible footwear, sleeping in an iron bed and dining off pickled tongue at six o'clock each day. I am, in short, that nice young Mrs Fleming's new maid. But don't worry, Alec dear: things haven't got as bad as all that. It's just that that nice young Mr Fleming is going to kill his wife. more
Browse Historical Mysteries currently available for swapping


The Heat of the Sun by David Rain Ben "Trouble" Pinkerton, the son of Lieutenant Benjamin Pinkerton and the geisha Madame Butterfly, is being raised in the United States by (now) Senator Pinkerton and his upper-class wife, Kate. From early on, his privileged upbringing and rebellious charisma combine to involve him in many important events of the twentieth century... read more
Browse Historical Fiction currently available for swapping


The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura TThe Thief is a seasoned pickpocket. Anonymous in his tailored suit, he weaves in and out of Tokyo crowds, stealing wallets from strangers...He has no family, no friends, no connections, but he does have a past, which finally catches up with him more.
Browse audio books currently available for swapping


Cold Cold Heart by Tami Hoag From #1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag, "one of the most intense suspense writers around" (Chicago Tribune): Dana Nolan was a promising young TV reporter until a notorious serial killer tried to add her to his list of more
Browse Suspense currently available for swapping

Market Spotlight Books

In the PBS Market, available new at bargain prices!

A Burnable Book by Bruce Holsinger
London, 1385. Surrounded by ruthless courtiers, England’s young, still untested king Richard II is in mortal peril, and the danger is only beginning. more
Retail Price: $25.99
New in the PBS Market (Hardcover): $2.79+1 credit (save 89%) or $6.69 (save 74%)
Browse Historical Fiction currently available in the Market



Lake People by Joyce Maynard
As an infant, Alice Thorton was discovered in Kettleborough, New Hampshire, in a boathouse by the lake; adopted by a young, childless couple; raised with no knowledge of the women who came before he more
Retail Price: $24.95
New in the PBS Market (Hardcover): $2.29+1 credit (save 90%) or $6.19 (save 75%)
Browse more Women's Fiction currently available in the Market


The Fifth Assassin by Brad Meltzer
From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, there have been more than two dozen assassination attempts on the President of the United States. Four have been successful. Now, Beecher White discovers a killer in Washington, D.C., who's meticulously re-creating the crimes of these four men. more
Retail Price: $29.99
New in the PBS Market (Hardcover): $4.49+1 credit (save 85%) or $8.39 (save 72%)
Browse Thrillers currently available in the Market


The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville by Clare Mulley
This is the untold story of Britain's first female special agent of World War II. She skied over the hazardous High Tatras into Poland, served in Egypt and North Africa, and was later parachuted into Occupied more
Retail Price: $26.99
New in the PBS Market (Hardcover): $3.39+1 credit (save 87%) or $7.29 (save 72%)
Browse History currently available in the Market


Watching the Dark  by Peter Robinson
A decorated detective inspector is murdered on the tranquil grounds of the St. Peter's Police Treatment Centre, shot through the heart with a crossbow arrow, and compromising photographs are discovered in his more
Retail Price: $25.99
New in the PBS Market (Hardcover): $2.79+1 credit (save 89%) or $6.69 (save 74%)
Browse Mysteries currently available in the Market


The Last Enchantments by Charles Finch
A young American embarks on a year at Oxford and has an impassioned affair that will change his life forever .. more
Retail Price: $24.99
New in the PBS Market (Hardcover): $2.29+1 credit (save 90%) or $6.19 (save 75%)
Browse Literary Fiction currently available in the Market


My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
A modern masterpiece from one of Italy's most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. The first in the Neapolitan Trilogy more
Retail Price: $17.00
New in the PBS Market (Paperback): $8.89+1 credit (save 47%) or $12.79 (save 24%)
Browse Contemporary Fiction currently available in the Market


Refer and Earn! Have you invited your friends to join the club? Remember that you can get up to $5 for each friend, with no limit! You can share to Facebook (easily done from the Invite page); you can also send Invite emails directly from the Invite page. Make a YouTube video! Your invitees will get a discount on membership, you'll get $, and the club will get more books to share! It's a win-win-win! Read more about the referral program on the Invite page.

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PBS Local Chapter News

We'd love to share your Chapter news - if you have some, please submit it to us

Upcoming Local Chapter Meetups:

If you want to be a Local Chapter Leader for PBS, you just need to have a PBS Nickname, a viewable public profile, and enthusiasm! Check the Local Chapter Leaders Forum List of Official Chapters to see if your area already has a local Chapter. If not, and you want to do this, just contact us. There are no formal guidelines for being a Chapter Leader. All of the information is in the Local Chapter Leader Discussion Forum topic. If you are an official Chapter Leader and want us to include your upcoming meetup in the Newsletter, send in a message to us with the date, at least a week before the end of the preceding month.



Katzpaws has been a member at PaperBackSwap since October 2006 (just past our second birthday!), and she's a dedicated swapper. She was a Tour Guide for almost 9 years, and she helped a lot of other members learn the ropes! She can be as silly as her avatar, and she's just as lovable, according to members. This is what nominators had to say:

"She's very helpful to many members on PBS, a terrific TG and a very loyal PBS member."

"Katzpawz helped me find my way around the site when I joined. She was really patient with me."

"She is so enthusiastic and welcoming!"

 Katzpawz, you are the BeezKneez! You are Member of the Month for March. Congratulations!

If you have any nominations for Member of the Month, submit them to us hereYour nomination will not "expire"--anyone you nominate will have a chance at getting Member of the Month if enough nominations accumulate over time. Each month the person who has the most votes accumulated when the Newsletter goes to press gets to be Member of the Month and gets a newsletter mention and a nifty MoM icon to wear on profile and forum posts with pride.  So go for it! Tell us who's helped you in the Forums, who's been a great swapper, who in your opinion is a credit to PBS.  We are keeping a list of all the nominated members.  Who knows--one of them might be YOU!


Dear Librarian -  A book on my Bookshelf has a red W beside it. Doesn't that mean the book is on a Wish List? Why hasn't it been requested yet?  --Wondering in Warrenton

Dear Tony,

If the W is a PALE red, that indicates that the wish is not totally active -- that the wishing member has her account on hold (and the wish is not set to auto-request), OR she has her account on hold and the wish IS set to auto-request, but she hasn't the credits/funds to request it. When the Vacation Hold (or the individual Wish List Hold) is removed  or she gets credit/Swap Fees to request the book the Wish will become active and your book will be auto-requested or offered to her.

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