Have we ever done a book exchange?

Discussion in 'Exchanges' started by Shugardrawers, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. Shugardrawers

    Shugardrawers <font color=teal><b>Ovarian Cancer Survivor!<br><f

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2003
    Messages:
    9,302
    I buy so many hardback and paper back books. After I read them they just sit on the bookshelf taking up space until I finally donate them to goodwill. I'm just wondering if anyone else would be interested in starting a book exchange?

    Here's how I would work it
    List the books you have that you'd like to trade. When you find one on the list you are interested in, pm the poster and give them your address. Shipping costs are the responsibility of the sender with the understanding that it all evens out in the end when someone sends you a book. What do you guys all think?
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. NewJersey

    NewJersey DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2006
    Messages:
    11,324
    There's a seperate exchanges thread now. :)
     
  4. vsimeone

    vsimeone <font color=deeppink>I am the Queen Thread Killer

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2004
    Messages:
    1,873
    Not to diminish your idea of a book exchange because I LOVE IT but I wanted to mention that there is a website devoted to this idea. It's called Bookcrossing

    It's a great site to visit and exchange books. If you look me up (username is the same - I'm not very imaginative) you'll see what books I have listed as "available" and I would be MORE than glad to send them off to you if you're interested!

    Have fun with the exchange idea! Let me know if you post it on the Exchange Board and I'll come check it out!!! :thumbsup2
     
  5. snowwhitesmom

    snowwhitesmom DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2005
    Messages:
    8,354
    Sounds great!
     
  6. Pooh67_68

    Pooh67_68 <font color=teal>My head looked like a brillo pad<

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2003
    Messages:
    47,146
    There have been 2 book exchanges. Papa Duce did one and kirby did one.
     
  7. Shugardrawers

    Shugardrawers <font color=teal><b>Ovarian Cancer Survivor!<br><f

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2003
    Messages:
    9,302
    I knew I had heard of the idea, I just didn't know where on the web to find it. Thanks, I'll check it out.
     
  8. Meriweather

    Meriweather Aria's Nana

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2002
    Messages:
    235,412
    Yes, Kirby does the used book exchange.
    I think she has another planned for later this summer.
     
  9. Shugardrawers

    Shugardrawers <font color=teal><b>Ovarian Cancer Survivor!<br><f

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2003
    Messages:
    9,302
    Thanks Meriweather. I'll watch for it. I have dozens to trade.
     
  10. Patty3

    Patty3 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2004
    Messages:
    2,599
    I have quite a few current bestseller hardbacks that I would love to exchange. They are just collecting dust.
     
  11. Missy1961

    Missy1961 Knows who did it and why

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2000
    Messages:
    32,339
    I just thought I'd throw in the fact that you can mail books using Media Mail rates, which are reasonable--a paperback would cost about $1.52 to mail. The drawback is that it can take a while for Media mail to reach someone.
     
  12. Meriweather

    Meriweather Aria's Nana

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2002
    Messages:
    235,412
    Have you thought about trading them in at your local used book stores?
    Like Half Price books or any you others you have locally.
    They give you credit towards buying more there.
    I live in a small town and even we have 2 ::yes::
     
  13. mickeyfan2

    mickeyfan2 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    May 21, 2004
    Messages:
    16,090
    The problem is nobody wants my books. :guilty:
     
  14. Meriweather

    Meriweather Aria's Nana

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2002
    Messages:
    235,412
    And Rajah did one. ;)
     
  15. Pooh67_68

    Pooh67_68 <font color=teal>My head looked like a brillo pad<

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2003
    Messages:
    47,146
    For some reason I though hers didn't pan out.
     
  16. Shugardrawers

    Shugardrawers <font color=teal><b>Ovarian Cancer Survivor!<br><f

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2003
    Messages:
    9,302
    why :confused3 are they dirty books?
     
  17. PixieDust32

    PixieDust32 ♥ Live ♥ Love♥ Disney ♥

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2005
    Messages:
    12,408
    I have zillions of great books also, I took some to the goodwill the other day, but I got plenty.
     
  18. UrsulasMyHero

    UrsulasMyHero Don't forget the importance of BODY Language!

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2005
    Messages:
    2,504
    I am a librophile, I have a hard time giving up my books, it's like they're good friends, you know what I mean? that's why when I moved from Florida to cali, I had 6 boxes of books. When I moved BACK to florida, After having worked in a book store for a year...*chuckles* I had 10 boxes of books. So I'd be HAPPY to exchange with others, and see what you all are reading.
     
  19. Kirby

    Kirby DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2000
    Messages:
    11,670
    Rajah's did but there was another DISer (can't remember her name) that tried to put one together but she wasn't successful.
     
  20. Ready to go in Ok

    Ready to go in Ok <font color=teal>Those suckers can attack from a d

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2005
    Messages:
    8,400
    What happened to this idea? I love it! Just a lack of interest?
     
  21. PixieDust32

    PixieDust32 ♥ Live ♥ Love♥ Disney ♥

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2005
    Messages:
    12,408

Share This Page