Monday, October 5, 2009

PaperBackSwap- Recycle your Old Books

Recycle How To:

Anyone who enjoys reading as much as I do will enjoy what Paperbackswap has to offer. A reader of mine turned me towards this company and I absolutely loved it. Paperbackswap is an awesome "recycle how to" company. Paperbackswap is a great way to share books with people all over the country! You basically become a member of, and you can swap, trade and exchange books with other paperbackswap members for FREE. Any book you request is yours to keep, share or trade, and the best part is, Paperbackswap has no late fees, no processing charges, and no hidden charges. Every time you mail a book to another member, you can request one for yourself.

Here is how Paperbackswap's process works directly from their website.

* You have books in good condition that you do not want to keep.
* After you have Posted the first 10 books to your bookshelf, you get 2 "startup" credits from PBS to get you started swapping. After that, you earn credits by sending out books to others. Only the first account for a household receives startup credits.
* You may order any available book for 1 credit each (paperback/hardcover). audio books cost 2 credits each.
* If you want a book that is not currently available, you can place it on your Wish List and we will notify you by email when it is available for you to order. You can even have it sent to you automatically when it becomes available, with no email necessary.
* When a book is requested from you, we notify you by email, provide the address for you to send it out, and even provide a wrapper!
* wrap and mail your book.
* When the requestor receives it, you earn 1 credit (2 if it is an audio book). Yes, you pay the postage to send out your books, but when you request a book, the sender ships it to you free of charge!
* The books you receive from PBS are yours. We hope that you will repost them to share with other members when you have read them, but you can certainly keep them, or give them away. Similarly, the books you send out to others belong to their new owners.

I love reading and love the green twist on something I already love to do. For more information on Paperbackswap, visit them online at .


  1. Paperbackswap has quite a niche following. I love the idea! Too bad it wasn't around when I was in college...had so many books, I had no idea what to do with them!

  2. What an awesome resource for all of those old textbooks I have laying around! Thanks for this!!