BookMooch lets you give away books you no longer need in exchange for books you really want. Every time you give someone a book, you earn a point and can get any book you want from anyone else at BookMooch. You receive a tenth of a point for every book you make available on BookMooch, and one point each time you give a book away. In order to keep receiving books, you need to give away at least one book for every three you receive. You receive three points when you send a book out of your country, to help compensate you for the greater mailing cost, but it only costs the moocher two points to get the book. Sounds a little complicated but in practice the process is very straightforward. The only minor downside is that it taps into the Amazon database and if your book is not listed on Amazon – and Amazon does sometimes manage to mess up bibliographic data – you can’t add it to your BookMooch ‘inventory’.

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4 Comments on BookMooch – book swap

  1. Ruth says:

    Actually you can add any book to your bookmooch inventory–it is just easier if it is in Amazon’s database since you can just enter the isbn. It is possible to enter it by title and author.

  2. Thanks Ruth – just spotted it underneath the Amazon search box.

  3. What a brilliant idea. Have bookmarked for future use. Many thanks, Steve.

  4. John777 says:

    This is a great site, but if you want to buy, sell, and swap college textbooks checkout Fast Book Swap at http://www.FastBookSwap.com. I found the book I needed for my class and saved a lot of money. I even registered for their $500 book scholarship!