From Boston Bibliophile: Today’s topic: Book-swapping. Do you do it? What site(s) do you use? How did you find out about them? What do you think of them? Do you use LT’s book-swapping column feature for information on what to swap? Do you participate in any of the LT communities that discuss bookswapping, like the Bookmooch group for example?
Right now, I don’t do a lot of bookswapping. Most of my books are hardcover, and the swap sites seem more geared for paperbacks. Also, I’m kind of possessive about my books. Once I have them, I don’t want to give them up – there is something wonderful about being surrounded by books. I do have an account on Bookmooch and I have plans to go through some of my shelves and decide what I would really like to get rid of, but I haven’t been quite that ambitious yet.
I have swapped a couple of books through the discussions on LT – mostly Early Reviewer books that I wasn’t motivated to keep. I do like to give books away, especially if I know they’re going to someone who will really enjoy them.