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 Post subject: Website for free books
PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:28 am 

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http://www.paperbackswap.com

Don't worry, I'm not affiliated with this website. I just LOVE it. For anyone who loves to read but hates to buy books (one a week for me at Barnes & Noble was getting out of hand)

I supplement my frequent trips to the library for books on cd, DVDs to watch at home, and other books I can't get on paperbackswap.

This website is SO GREAT! You can get hardback, paperback, and books on tape (CD). To join is free, and for the first 10 books you post you get a free credit.

All you ever pay is shipping for the books that people request from you. Media mail shipping is only like $2.58, and you print the wrapper online! When they receive the book, you get a credit to request any FREE book in the system.

My screenname on there is Samantha. Look me up!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:42 am 
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Looks interesting, I'm an avid reader so I'll be sure to check it out!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:04 pm 

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Location: Chicago, IL
Sounds pretty cool.

My wife and I use [url]swaptree.com[/url]. It's a similar type of idea. The difference is that you just make a "have list" and a "want list." Then it automatically pairs people up for trades. Again, you're only responsible for paying shipping. :-)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:15 am 

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i use bookmooch.com

media mail for most paperbacks is about 2.14


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:43 am 

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the USPS just upped their rates again.

Now its a basic $2.23 for books, unless its over a pound (alot are, you'd be surprised), and then its $2.58.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:03 am 

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What ever happened to the library? No shipping costs and free to join.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:00 pm 

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i like to own books :)

also, i've used bookmooch to get books for classes and as gifts for others.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:05 pm 

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bigcostcutter wrote:
What ever happened to the library? No shipping costs and free to join.


Libraries often don't have mass-market paperbacks that I want. I can usually get the non-fiction or the literature, but not popular stuff.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:51 pm 

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Have you tried SwapTree. There you can swap books, games, dvds, and cds.

http://www.swaptree.com

They were featured about 2 weeks ago on the Today Show. They also had other sites such as a place you could borrow a purse. I can't remember that website, but I will see if I can find it.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:53 pm 

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Also, if you are buying books you can of course get good deals at:

Craigslist
Ebay
Half.com
Amazon

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We covered this same topic at our site...being the incurably addicted book-hounds that we are.

http://www.everlastingdesigns.net/2008/11/sustainable-reading-books-on-cheap.html

Also, for magazines...Google book search has a list of archived magazines here

http://books.google.com

Titles like:

Alcade

American Cowboy

Atlanta Magazine

Back Pack/Backpacker

Baseball Digest

Best Life

Better Nutrition

Bicycling

Black Belt

Black World/Negro Digest

Building Systems

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

Cincinnati Magazine

CIO

Cruise Travel

Collectors Guide

Dwell

Ebony

Indianapolis Monthly

Jet

Liberty Magazine

Log Home Living

Mac Life

Maximum PC

Men's Health

Mother Jones

Mountain Biker

New York Magazine

Organic Gardening

Popular Mechanics

Popular Science

Prevention

Runners World

Running Times

Vegetarian Times

Windows Vista

Women's Health

Yoga Journal

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:14 am 
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At the risk of being a party pooper - whatever happened to public libraries? :roll: Last I checked, they were still around and providing us taxpayers with free books, CDs, DVDs, tapes, etc. Go on google and look it up - there should be a library within ~5 miles from your house. Yes, I know, libraries are not as "cool" and "flashy" as all those Web 2.0 sites where one can *gasp!* select a book, wait about a week for it to arrive, and then go to a post office and ship one of one's own books back. Sounds more work than a library. And if - if! - your local lirary doesn't have the book you're looking for, try your local college library, or go to http://www.worldcat.organd locate the nearest library that has a copy of that book.

Seriously, folks, I love the web as much as you do, but this whole "free" book by mail thing is an overkill if I ever saw one.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:18 pm 

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Thanks for sharing :)

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Pretty interesting website. Thanks for sharing :)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:30 am 

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I love the library, too. But sometimes people want to own a book. Having said that, I've never tried any of those online sites, although I have sold a few books on Amazon. We have a great used bookstore a few towns over that I like to visit. I get credit for books I bring in and buy my other books from that credit. It's a great way to build a nice library of books I like to own.

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