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Read and Release! Free your books...

I read about this in the newspaper today, it sounds like a fun way to get rid of some of your extra books...

The site is called Bookcrossing.com

Let your book loose into the world and see where it ends up!

I think it's a great idea, I'm going to put a few of my books into circulation... and I hope others will to, so that I might find one someday!

Submitted by Sharon, posted on Monday August 12, @04:41PM

How cool!

what a great site. Has anyone here tried it yet?

by Pam on Thursday September 05, @10:49AM

Re: Read and Release! Free your books...

I've released one book into the wild... haven't heard back from it yet. :-)

My daughter also released one of her books when she went to her school to register, no word from it either. But we are planning to let a few more go, and are hopeful that eventually we will get responses from them someday.

Also, I check in at bookcrossing.com daily to "hunt" for books that are released ... you can see exactly where and when a book is released in your area. So i am hoping to "capture" one soon!

by Sharon on Friday September 06, @10:40AM

I've heard back from my first book!

I had kind of given up hope on this book, because it was the first one I released, but today I got this message from Bookcrossing.com:

Book Title: In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash
Author: Jean Shepherd
Sunday, January 12, 2003
Thanks! An entertaining read for an expatriate 'Hoosier', or former resident of Indiana...I could almost see the 'skyline' of Hammond In, Garden Spot of the Midwest.
The book now goes visiting in California, to another former midwesterner.
Cheers!
By wldtrky1 from ER, Alaska USA Book Rating: 7 out of 10

Now I'm inspired... I think I'll release a new book this week!

by Sharon on Sunday January 12, @03:39PM

Re: I've heard back from my first book!

Lucky you. I first heard about bookcrossings this summer and was excited to try it. I released 3 books and none have been found so far. I got discouraged with no results and not finding any either, but your luck makes me think maybe I will try again.

by yadlilk on Friday February 07, @05:39PM

Re: I've heard back from my first book!

I didn't hear anything for 3 months after releasing it... so don't give up on the ones you've already put out there. Of course the more books you release the better the chance of return messages! I'm going to release a few more when I go on vacation next month.

Still no luck on finding any "in the wild" though. This is a little more tricky, but maybe someday....

by Sharon on Saturday February 08, @02:15AM

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