Site of the Week: BookCrossing

If you know of any useful websites or perhaps run one yourself, feel free to recommend it. If I find your site suitable for my weekly feature then I will do my utmost to accommodate it. In return I might merely ask that you link to my blog. But please (and I mean this in the politest possible terms) do not ask me to advertise your commercial service.

This is a sweet idea – connecting people in a global social network of books travelling around the world. I am about to go on my summer holiday (update tomorrow) so this site is very appropriate.

Basically, you request a unique id code, put a sticky label into your book of choice and then pass it on how you please. You can trade it with another member, pass it to a charity shop or sell it on a trade site such as Amazon marketplace.

Once it has been picked up, hopefully the new owner will notice the label, visit the website and enter the code in to register where your book is now.

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