BookMooch is a company that provides book lovers with a place to trade their unwanted books for books they haven’t read with other members of BookMooch around the country.
According to their website, people who are passionate about books usually feel that it is very difficult to throw a book away, even if you know you will never read it again. Most people would rather find a new home for the book with someone who will appreciate it. This is why companies like BookMooch and PaperbackSwap were started.
In addition, BookMooch says that they help keep older books in circulation, by finding new readers for them. And members who are not really interested in getting these free books can donate their books and points to charities.
Each time you give a book to a BookMooch user, you will earn a point. These points are what you can use to get any book you would like from other BookMooch members. Once you are finished with the book you have received, you can choose to keep it or to put it back into circulation using BookMooch.
There is no cost to join the website; you can sign up as a member completely for free. The only money you will put into the BookMooch system is what you pay when mailing books to other members. The only real rule is that you must give away at least one book for every two books you receive.
You can also keep a book wish list on the site. Books which you put on your wish list will automatically be sent to you when you have the available points and when that specific book becomes available in their catalog.
Users also get a Feedback score. Each time you receive a book, you can leave Feedback for the sender, much like eBay. Users with high Feedback scores are much more likely to receive books when they want them. Also, if you have any problems or complaints with the product you receive from a certain sender, this would be the place to relay that information.
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