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WhereRWe?
11-01-2007, 04:43 PM
RULOST2? and I love to read, but with books costing $5-$8 even at WalMart, it's hard to afford new books.

But we found a new site called BookMooch.com (http://bookmooch.com/), where you can trade books you have for books you want.

It works on a point system, where you get 1/10 point for each book you list that you have to trade. You get one point for every book you send out, and it costs you 1 point to "mooch" a book. You can see your inventory on the website, and you can lists books you want on your "wishlist". If someone has a book you want, you can either send a "mooch request", or the person with book may also email you and ask if you want it. It's really a great site.

The only cost to you is the postage ( normally $2.13 via "media mail") to send a book. If you send a book to a foreign country, you get 3 points (meaning you can now mooch 3 books), and postage to Canada is less than $3. I've sent about 15 books, received about 10, with another 10 or so in the mail to me.

If you like to read, it's certainly worth trying. You can also get more information from the Wikipedia listing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BookMooch). Email me if you have any questions.

hollora
11-01-2007, 06:17 PM
That's a cool concept.

Our local libarary has a book sale a couple of times a year. Usually a large selection of books taken out of circulation for various reasons. They are never over $2.00 each. Their most recent sale was fill a bag (you bring your own or they give you one) for $1.00. A great deal.

The library has a web site which is at http://www.orrington.lib.me.us/index.html

There sales are usually posted there. Know it is a long drive Bruce but just in case you are in or coming to the area.......check to see if they are having a sale.

brdad
11-01-2007, 06:31 PM
Why haven't you created a Bookcrossing (http://www.bookcrossing.com/) cache, Bruce? I have seen them mentioned in caches before, and there are only two caches in Maine I can find intended for book trades that mention Bookcrossing.

The "Book-nobile" Cache (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=da47df2a-87d7-45b7-a661-e9d6c3fde679) (GCQGKF) by firefighterjake (http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?id=415259) (1.5/1.5)
Book Worm (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=d744a3df-11ae-4f29-b16b-90f81b35598f) (GC12P3K) by team moxiepup (http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?id=496143) (2.5/2)

hollora
11-01-2007, 06:59 PM
Laughing Terry had one a while ago - Big Box of Books - it was archived this past year?

brdad
11-01-2007, 07:09 PM
Laughing Terry had one a while ago - Big Box of Books - it was archived this past year?

Yes, Big Box of Books (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=e03c908d-be69-47b6-94e2-d4abc177b2be) (GCR6N5) by LaughingTerry (http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?id=310400) (1/1) is archived, but didn't mention Bookcrossing, so I didn't post it. :rolleyes:

WhereRWe?
11-01-2007, 07:13 PM
That's a cool concept.

Our local libarary has a book sale a couple of times a year. Usually a large selection of books taken out of circulation for various reasons. They are never over $2.00 each. Their most recent sale was fill a bag (you bring your own or they give you one) for $1.00. A great deal.

The library has a web site which is at http://www.orrington.lib.me.us/index.html

There sales are usually posted there. Know it is a long drive Bruce but just in case you are in or coming to the area.......check to see if they are having a sale.

LOL! Our library - the Coolidge Library in Solon (of which I am a member of Board of Trustees) - is having a book sale on Nov 10. I'd normally be there helping out, but I have to be in Bangor that day. :o :o

WhereRWe?
11-01-2007, 07:14 PM
Yes, Big Box of Books (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=e03c908d-be69-47b6-94e2-d4abc177b2be) (GCR6N5) by LaughingTerry (http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?id=310400) (1/1) is archived, but didn't mention Bookcrossing, so I didn't post it. :rolleyes:

That was a good cache. Anyone heard from Terry? He used to be pretty active here. :confused: :confused:

firefighterjake
11-02-2007, 08:30 AM
RULOST2? and I love to read, but with books costing $5-$8 even at WalMart, it's hard to afford new books.

But we found a new site called BookMooch.com (http://bookmooch.com/), where you can trade books you have for books you want.

It works on a point system, where you get 1/10 point for each book you list that you have to trade. You get one point for every book you send out, and it costs you 1 point to "mooch" a book. You can see your inventory on the website, and you can lists books you want on your "wishlist". If someone has a book you want, you can either send a "mooch request", or the person with book may also email you and ask if you want it. It's really a great site.

The only cost to you is the postage ( normally $2.13 via "media mail") to send a book. If you send a book to a foreign country, you get 3 points (meaning you can now mooch 3 books), and postage to Canada is less than $3. I've sent about 15 books, received about 10, with another 10 or so in the mail to me.

If you like to read, it's certainly worth trying. You can also get more information from the Wikipedia listing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BookMooch). Email me if you have any questions.

What genre do you guys like? I've got some books that I did the covers on (my photograph) which are taking up some space . . . most are large print versions.

firefighterjake
11-02-2007, 08:31 AM
That was a good cache. Anyone heard from Terry? He used to be pretty active here. :confused: :confused:

I heard Bessie got mad cow disease and ate him when he got too close to her while changing the log in the cache. ;) :D

Hiram357
11-02-2007, 11:38 AM
I heard Bessie got mad cow disease and ate him when he got too close to her while changing the log in the cache. ;) :D


wait a minute!! terry isn't organic!! he broke that cows diet!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

kayaking loon
11-02-2007, 03:25 PM
Bruce, why don't you just get books from the Maine State Library outreach books-by-mail program? Solon is an eligible town. They pay the postage to get the book to you and when you're done you just drop it in the bag and pay the return postage. Until this year they paid the postage both ways. You can get just about any book in the world that you want. I use that service some but have a weakness for used books and /or paperbacks through Amazon.com. I like to share books, or give them away when I'm done. Start a book cache (a BIG one) and I'll be over! What kind of books do you like???

PS I'm sorry that Bessie ate Terry!

Mainiac1957
11-02-2007, 03:40 PM
wait a minute!! terry isn't organic!! he broke that cows diet!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

Oh he is organic, just not vegetarian. :rolleyes:

firefighterjake
11-02-2007, 03:57 PM
. . .Start a book cache (a BIG one) and I'll be over! What kind of books do you like??? . . .

Sounds like you need to work your way down to my Book-nobile Cache or Moxie Pup's Book Worm cache . . . just regular sized ammo cans however so the number and selection are limited.

firefighterjake
11-02-2007, 03:58 PM
That was a good cache. Anyone heard from Terry? He used to be pretty active here. :confused: :confused:

I haven't seen him at his other "haunt" . . . a snowmobile site either.

Haffy
11-02-2007, 04:32 PM
We will probably be hearing form him soon as the fair circuit I think must be winding down soon.

WhereRWe?
11-02-2007, 04:54 PM
Bruce, why don't you just get books from the Maine State Library outreach books-by-mail program? Solon is an eligible town. They pay the postage to get the book to you and when you're done you just drop it in the bag and pay the return postage.

I'm very familiar with this program! LOL! But we've got HUNDREDS of paperbacks, and we like to trade. Gotta recycle, you know! LOL!


What kind of books do you like???


I read all kinds, but I'm partial to drama/detective, etc.

WhereRWe?
11-02-2007, 04:58 PM
Bruce, why don't you just get books from the Maine State Library outreach books-by-mail program?

And I absolutely hate this program! But that's a rather long and involved story - better discussed around a campfire on some summer evening. Maybe we'll get up to Eustis Campground next year! LOL!

pjpreb
11-02-2007, 09:44 PM
I love to read and am lucky that the folks I work with also love reading. We have a "swap and trade" box in the office. We put our names inside the jackets of the ones we want back and the rest are up for grabs (those usually aren't the best reads though...)

Maybe we can have a book swap/trade at an event some time.

hollora
11-02-2007, 09:45 PM
That sounds good - I know about an event in Sept '08 if someone doesn't do this before LOL

WhereRWe?
11-03-2007, 08:20 AM
I love to read and am lucky that the folks I work with also love reading. We have a "swap and trade" box in the office. We put our names inside the jackets of the ones we want back and the rest are up for grabs (those usually aren't the best reads though...)


You really should check out the BookMooch site (http://bookmooch.com/)! :D :D