I love books. My husband and children love books. I have books for every age, literally! I can’t walk into a bookstore with buying at least one book . . . for everyone sometimes.
As a teacher, I have collected a lot of books. They come from bookstores, Scholastic, students, and garage sales. But, this spring a friend showed me an amazing website where I could get books!
If you haven’t checked out: www.paperbackswap.com yet, I highly encourage you to.
Here’s how it works:
1. create an account
2. upload 10 books you are willing to send to someone (they must be in good condition!)
3. get credits to spend (each book online costs 1 credit)
4. browse and order books you would like
Now, beyond this simple start up, you have to be willing to mail your books to others. I was very skeptical of this at first but now, after shipping over 20 books, I have recouped that cost by all the books that have come to me! For each book I send, I get a credit to spend on a new book.
I have used the credits to get my oldest daughter her BOB books, my nonprofit book, and my middle daughter some math picture books. I have loved using this website. I have a list of books I hope to get this year!
Where do you love getting your books from?