Reasons To Join a Book Swap
1. It's cheap. You only have to pay for postage.
2. It's convenient: a new read straight to your door.
3. It's greener. New books mean cutting down trees.
4. It will help de-clutter your house & your life. You don't have to add book upon book to your list of possessions. Instead, just read & swap for new ones.
Used book stores are a great way to get some of the above benefits, plus you're supporting a local business & are being green by doing less shipping. But if you don't have a good one near you, or can't be bothered, a book swap is the way to go.
Check out this Guardian article for more info and for a few popular book swap sites.
I don't know if I've ever expressed this to you guys, but I love love love books. I'm thinking of starting up a small book swap on my blog, where everyone throws in a good book they've read & we pass them around to each other. This would be fun because we'll get little literary surprises in the mail! And we could write a blog post, or a blurb in a journal we pass around, for each book we read. Let me know if you're interested :.)