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Thursday, March 20, 2008

(almost) Free Books!

Bookmooch.com might be one of the greatest websites, ever. Bookmooch is a giant, global bookswap in the spirit of peer-to-peer filesharing but with a physical commodity instead of (totally legal!) mp3s.

To get a book (or books) you spend points. You earn points by listing books, sending books, and leaving feedback for other members. It's a great way to get rid of books you don't want that aren't worth selling, and an awesome way to get books you do want. All you ever pay is shipping for the books you give away. You don't pay shipping for the books you mooch.

Buying books new makes me cringe. Between a couple of well stocked local Goodwills, amazon, ebay, and bookmooch, I never need to. Let someone else pay full retail!

1 comment:

Erika said...

This is fantastic. I can get rid of books that I don't need anymore, clear space in my room, and get new things to read practically free. Thanks Maggs.