BookMooch

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BookMooch = an international book exchange service

URL = http://bookmooch.com/


Description

"BookMooch is a new book-swapping service from John Buckman, who created Magnatunes, a great Creative Commons music label. With BookMooch, it's easy to give away your old books to people who want to read them, and to get other peoples' books when they're done with them:

  1. Give & receive: Every time you give someone a book, you earn a point and can get any book you want from anyone else at BookMooch. Once you've read a book, you can keep it forever or put it back into BookMooch for someone else, as you wish.
  1. No cost: there is no cost to join or use this web site: your only cost is mailing your books to others.
  1. Points for entering books: you receive a tenth-of-a-point for every book you type into our system, and one point each time you give a book away. In order to keep receiving books, you need to give away at least one book for every two you receive.
  1. Help charities: you can also give your points to charities we work with, such as children's hospitals (so a sick kid can get a free book delivered to their bed), Library fund, African literacy, or to us to thank us for running this web site."

(http://www.boingboing.net/2006/08/07/bookmooch_give_away_.html)