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NetFlix for Books?

Asked by anonyjelly16 (739 points ) November 10th, 2008

I have a bunch of books at home and once I am done with them, they pretty much sit around collecting dust. I could easily go to the library and check books out but I am wondering if there is a service like NetFlix for books. I found one (ReadingWave) that seems nice.

Do you know of any services/sites that allow book rentals by mail or direct-swapping with others?

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anonyjelly16's avatar

@jasongarrett – Thanks!

That’s the kind of stuff I am looking for.

forestGeek's avatar

@jasongarrett – That’s a really cool site, going to have to try it. Thanks!

mamasu's avatar

@jasongarrett, that is awesome. I never thought such a place existed. Our local used book shop/exchange shut down and my husband is threatening to throw my many boxes of books out if I go buy another book. Aack! Now I have a place to work with. Yay!

greylady's avatar

@ jasongarrett, thank you! Many gold pieces, or lurves, or pieces of eight to you!
-have you tried it out yet?

mamasu's avatar

I feel strangely like someone just declared Christmas is early this year. I’m such a book geek. ;~)

lapilofu's avatar

Swaptree is also a good place for trading books.

jsc3791's avatar

What about using the library?

Every time I go I wonder why I have not gone more often.

jasongarrett's avatar

I’m really glad this question was asked, because I haven’t tried bookmooch yet and I have a stack of books at my feet to get rid of. This was the reminder I needed.

waterbearer's avatar

Wow! I’m going to try it!

jasongarrett's avatar

A week later, I’ve given one book and mooched one book. So far so good.

anonyjelly16's avatar

I’ve given away a bunch of books. If nothing else, at least I am reducing some clutter around the house and getting “points” to cash in later. Hopefully BookMooch wont die out in this economy.

bea2345's avatar

Thanks for the site!

anonyjelly16's avatar

Just an update for all you guys. I have been using BookMooch and it’s great. Thank you @jasongarrett

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