One of these days, my Paperback Swap posts will be for everyone. At least, that's one of my dreams. It's only normal for me to want to share something involving books that's giving me so much pleasure. Unfortunately, Paperback Swap isn't for everyone, so anyone outside the US can breeze right on past this post. However... if you're in the US, I have a question for you:
Have you purchased books from the Paperback Swap Market yet?
When I first received word of it, I purposely didn't pay too much attention to it because I'm trying to spend as little money as possible on books. The powers that be at PBS must've known that many members wouldn't pay attention because the next time I took a look at my wish list, I discovered that someone had put all the books on my wish list that were available at the Market right at the top of the first page. Now "PBS Market" is one of the choices for sorting your wish and reminder lists.
I kept mine set to sort by PBS Market, and seeing books available for purchase that had been sitting on my wish list for months just started to prey on my mind. (I know you fellow bookaholics can relate.)
The books available for purchase at PBS Market are all new hardcovers, and most prices are right around $5.99. What makes them irresistible for many members is that credits can be used. I broke down and purchased four new hardcover books. The highest priced title was $4.09. Add shipping and a 50¢ transaction fee, and my purchase came to $18.78, plus four credits. Not bad, eh?
Shipping is by USPS Media Mail. I ordered my four books on March 21 and received them on April 1. The books were packaged in a double layer of waterproof bubble wrap, and were in perfect condition.
You want to know another good thing about PBS Market? You don't have to be a member of Paperback Swap to buy books. Just follow the link. You can search the available books by genre, format, title, author and keyword; moreover, there are various ways that you can sort the results. Of course you're not going to get the good deals on price like Paperback Swap members, but maybe that's just the incentive you need to join?
I know. I know. Just what you needed: another good book-buying alternative!
My Book Rating Scale:
A+...Don't delay, get your hands on a copy of this book!
A...I loved it!
B...I really liked it.
C...I liked it, with a few reservations.
D...I finished it, but it's not my cup of tea.
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- Hi! I'm addicted to books (especially crime fiction), laughter and traveling off the beaten path. In my free time, when my eyes aren't glued to the printed page, one of them is usually pressed against the viewfinder of my camera. Let's see... books, laughter, travel, photography. Anything else? Oh yeah-- my dream house wouldn't have a kitchen!
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