Dear Members,

The air has a chill, the days are shorter, and the leaves are turning: autumn in all its glory has come. We've just finished up a weekend of family, food, friends and counting our blessings; now it's time to hang the outdoor decorations and plunge into the whole week of Cyber Monday deals! We hope that you're finding all the things on your lists.

The passing of Thanksgiving means it’s not only holiday-shopping time, it’s also time for the return of Books for Schools! So many of you have asked when it would start up again, and we're happy to say that the day is here: Monday, November 28th 2016! What better season to share our love of reading with children across the country who may never otherwise have a book to call their own? Most of us can't imagine what a childhood without books would have been like. Please take a few minutes to help these children learn the joy of reading. This year we have schools from Mississippi to Illinois, and Minnesota to Tennessee. You can read more about each school on the Books for Schools page where you can also donate Book Credits or PBS Money.

In all the holiday hubbub, we do hope that you find some time to turn some leaves yourself…BOOK leaves! No matter how busy things get, give yourself a time out whenever you can and find a cozy spot, conjure up a cup of tea or hot cocoa (don't neglect the marshmallows!), and open up a good book. You deserve it!

Richard and
The PaperBackSwap Team

PS. If you know of a school that serves needy children and you would like to suggest it as a Books for Schools participant for next year, please submit the information here.

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!


Night School: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child
It’s 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. In the morning they give him a medal, and in the afternoon they send him back to school. That night he’s off the grid. Out of sight, out of mind...Meanwhile, a Jihadist sleeper cell in Hamburg, Germany, has received an unexpected visitor—a Saudi courier who whispers a chilling message... read more
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Used Books Currently Available for Swapping

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


The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce  Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning a letter more
Browse Women's Fiction currently available for swapping


To the Grave by Carlene Thompson Catherine Gray still has feelings for her first crush, James -- a handsome lawyer who was trapped in a bad marriage for years but who is now divorced. They can finally build a life together...but then she learns that his ex-wife Renée has been missing for the past three years ... read more
Browse Romantic Suspense currently available for swapping


The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen   Deftly interwoven, thrilling narratives of nineteenth- and twenty-first century protagonists that trace the dark mystery at the book's heart across time and place to a finale as ingeniously conceived as it is more
Browse Historical Mysteries currently available for swapping


The Secret Daughter of the Tsar by Jennifer Laam A compelling alternate history of the Romanov family in which a secret fifth daughter--smuggled out of Russia before the revolution--continues the royal lineage to dramatic consequences.... read more
Browse Historical Fiction currently available for swapping


The Bitter Season by Tami Hoag Audio CD, Abridged.  Evi Burke has a life she only dreamed of as a kid in and out of foster homes: a beautiful home, a family, people who love her, a fulfilling job. Little does she know that a danger from her past is stalking her perfect more.
Browse audio books currently available for swapping


The Stranger by Harlan Coben The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar, or a parking lot, or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. He whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world.. more
Browse Suspense currently available for swapping

Market Spotlight Books

In the PBS Market, available new at bargain prices!

Neverhome by Laird Hunt
She calls herself Ash, but that's not her real name. She is a farmer's faithful wife, but she has left her husband to don the uniform of a Union soldier in the Civil more
Retail Price: $26.00
New in the PBS Market (Hardcover): $3.39+1 credit (save 86%) or $7.29 (save 71%)
Browse Historical Fiction currently available in the Market



Where the Moon Isn't by Nathan Filer
While on vacation with their parents, Matthew and his older brother snuck out in the middle of the night to cause mischief. Only Matthew came home more
Retail Price: $24.99
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


Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School. more
Retail Price: $10.00
New in the PBS Market (Paperback): $2.29+1 credit (save 77%) or $6.19 (save 38%)
Browse Young Adult books currently available in the Market


Petty Magic by Camille DeAngelis
At 149 years old, Eve may look like she bakes oatmeal cookies in the afternoon and dozes in her rocking chair in the evening, but once the gray hair and wrinkles are traded for jet-black tresses and porcelain skin, she can still turn heads as the beautiful girl she once more
Retail Price: $24.00
New in the PBS Market (Hardcover): $1.49+1 credit (save 93%) or $5.09 (save 78%)
Browse Contemporary Fiction currently available in the Market


Hollywood Said No! Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastard Scenes and Abandoned Darlings by David Cross, Bob Odenkirk
It's hard to write a film. It's even harder to get that film made. So, over the years, when Hollywood has said "NO!" to actors/writers/comedians Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, the two have simply moved on to other projects and/or continued living their lives. But what if those scripts were actually hilarious? .. more
Retail Price: $17.00
New in the PBS Market (Paperback): $2.29+1 credit (save 86%) or $6.19 (save 63%)
Browse Humor&Entertainment books currently available in the Market


Savory Sweet Life: 100 Simply Delicious Recipes for Every Family Occasion by Alice Currah
The creator of the acclaimed food blog, a wife, and a mother of three, Alice Currah knows that the food we share with the people we love is more than just what we eat. more
Retail Price: $24.99
New in the PBS Market (Paperback): $3.39+1 credit (save 86%) or $7.29 (save 70%)
Browse Cookbooks currently available in the Market


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   Don't forget to start your Amazon shopping from the link at the top of the PaperBackSwap site - when you do this, a small percentage of your purchase amount comes to us.  So whenever (and whatever) you plan to purchase on Amazon, start from the Amazon link at the top of the PaperBackSwap site. It's an easy, free way to support the club!  Also, Don't have Amazon Prime yet? Use this link to Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial. One annual membership fee gets you a ton of perks, including free video streaming and free shipping.... We think you'll love it!

PBS Local Chapter News

Upcoming Local Chapter Meetups:

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

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.



Cali has been a member of PaperBackSwap since August 2005! She's sent and received over thousand books and has an unblemished swapping record. She's a former Tour Guide and a current Data Correction and Cover Image volunteer... but many of you probably know her as the most cheerful person in the club! 

"I just love her. She shares the same taste in genres as me and regularly suggests new authors. I've enjoyed many books thanks to her recommendations."

"I love getting her packages because they are decorated with seasonal stickers and sure brighten my day when I open the mailbox and see what she has sent, often with book-related freebies."

"She always does little extra things that make everything more fun -- she makes every day seem like a celebration!"

Cali, you brighten other people's lives wherever you turn! We're so glad to have you at PaperBackSwap and you are our Member of the Month for November. Congratulations!

Do you know of another PaperBackSwap member who just seems to go above and beyond? One who makes you smile, or helps you figure out something about a swap, or who simply makes you glad she or he is part of the club? You may just have found yourself a MoM (Member of the Month)!

MoMs are special members, ones who put a little extra effort in for the benefit of others, even when they think no one may ever notice. Maybe they send their packages well-wrapped bearing cheerful stickers on the outside, or they post interesting topics in the Discussion Forums that get people thinking and talking, or they work behind the scenes to correct book listings or upload images to book listings. Maybe they're Tour Guides and help other members navigate swapping, or maybe they create extra-fun games in the Games forum, the kind after which everyone feels like they've made new friends.

If you believe that you have encountered a MoMsubmit your nomination to us here. Tell us why you think the member is a MoM -- the more details, the better! The Member of the Month 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 the club. Who knows--the next MoM might just be YOU!


Dear Librarian - I want to give PaperBackSwap for Christmas! Is there a good way to do that? --  Shopping in Shamrock, OK

Dear Rocky,

Absolutely! You can buy a Gift Certificate for Limited or Standard Annual Membership in our Kiosk, and email or print out the certificate for your lucky recipient! When he or she comes to the site and redeems the certficate code, the site will prompt him or her to create an account. The Kiosk is accessible from the link at the top right of any page on the site (in the grey bar). Here are links to the Gift Certficates:

One Year of Standard Annual Membership

One Year of Limited Annual Membership

The account (if it's the first account for the household and for that member) will come with the usual two free books just for posting 10 books to share, and the Annual Membership will make swapping that much easier!  Help your friends and family declutter their bookshelves and get new-to-them books for the cost of postage.

You can read about the different membership levels here, and the Help Center has some information designed to help you choose which membership will work best for your recipients.

Dear Librarian - Do you have any membership sales or bargains? -- Bargain-hunter in Barrington

Dear Barry,

Good question! Yes, indeed! If you invite a friend to join and your invitee uses the link in your invitation email to register, your friend can get Annual Membership at a discount -- Standard Membership for $17 instead of $20, or Limited Membership for $11 instead of $12. Not onty that, but YOU will earn actual cash when they subscribe! You can get up to $5 per referral. It's easy to send out the invitation emails and to share the invitation on Facebook. In fact, what are you waiting for? The link to invite friends is under Community at the bottom of any page on the site -- that's where you'll find your list of referrals too!

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