Clean Up Book Clutter With Paperback Swap

December 29, 2008 · Print This Article

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I have a degree in English, I have been an English teacher and a journalist - words are my thing - and so are books. There are shelves and boxes and stacks of books all by my office. Most have been read, some have not but all of them take up a lot of room.

The problem with most book lovers is that we don’t stop buying new books, even whether we don’t get rid of the old ones. No matter what you gather, that is the duration of year that everyone thinks of getting rid of some clutter. whether you need to reduce the amount of books you have, you can try Paperback Swap.

Basically, you post the books you want to get rid of (they must be in good condition) and whether someone wants them, you mail the book off to them. thereupon you receive a credit, which you can use to “buy” a book from another member, which they will mail to you. All you pay for is the postage

of the books going out - normally under $2.50 for a paperback.

You can save up your credits and use them slowly or spend them as soon as you get them, depending on the book control policy at your house. You can plus give the credits to other members or just not use them whether you really want to clear out your bookshelves.

Personally, I am sending out lots of books and saving most of the credits. I have requested two books, which are on the way to me but I am saving the majority of my credits for books on my wishlist. When those become available, I’ll have plenty of credits to get them right away. It’s a nice supplement for finding books I can’t get at my local library.

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[Source] Christina Clark

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