Free book trading and exchange community – BookMooch

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Free book trading and exchange community – BookMooch

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What a great idea, BookMooch has an easy to enter system for all the books you want to give away (I typed in our MAKE ISBNs), you then receive requests for the books, when you mail the books you get points and then you can ask for books – Link & to help them get started, we’ve added our Makers book as well as copies of MAKE, here’s our inventory – Link.

I’d like to see a mapping feature so folks could pick the books up and perhaps a webcam/barcode/OCR way of entering in the books too…

10 thoughts on “Free book trading and exchange community – BookMooch

  1. nolly says:

    What makes this any different from or better than BookCrossing, which has been around since 2001, and has a large, active, and growing user community already?

  2. Pekar says:

    Bookcrossing doesn’t seem to be an exchange, rather a tracking service. Not at all the same.

  3. nolly says:

    BookCrossing is very much about setting books free to those who want them. Sometimes it’s a direct swap — particularly at BookCrossing Meetups — sometimes it’s leaving a book in public for someone else to find. Seems like a more powerful and flexible system to me.

  4. quicknss says:

    Check out WhatsOnMyBookshelf.com for a better implementation that does not give every book the same credit value. They have much more features too such as tagging, vacation mode and feedback systems.

  5. plasticspam says:

    I interviewed the owner of bookmooch recently (John Buckman)

    http://librarytwopointzero.blogspot.com/2006/10/interview-with-john-buckman-owner-of.html

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