Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A More Economical Way to Acquire and Recycle Books

I love books.  I almost think that I’m a book-a-holic because I drool over and snap up books like some women do shoes.  Like many, as the economy dives, I’ve had to cut back from my usual book buying haunts in search of cheaper and more economical resources.

In the beginning, I went cold turkey and started to get any book that I wanted from the library – test drive it to see if I really wanted it.  Then I really started to pay attention to the library’s annual book sales and, of course, the books that they have for sale in the foyer every day.  Can’t go wrong with $1.00 hard cover and $0.50 paperbacks!  I’ve gotten many ‘steals’ from browsing this selection.

Unfortunately, the selection can be quite limiting.  Thankfully, I stumbled upon a new and upcoming online bookswap service called BooksfreeSwap.com.  It was created earlier this year as an easier way to swap books and audiobooks online.  Swap as in, FREE!

Here is how it works:  Create a free account and create your own wish list of items that you would like to receive.  When BooksfreeSwap.com finds someone with the item that you want, you will be notified so you can initiate the swap.  You simply pay postage and handling.

The site has a very active forum of passionate book lovers.  I look forward to my first swap and while I haven’t figured out how to add friends yet, you can find me as InspiringBookWorms; being a ‘friend’ is not required to swap books.

Go to www.booksfreeswap.com to get started and I look forward to *seeing* you there!

~Shanna

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