In the Book Club thread @lornarhodes has suggested having a place where we could exchange books -
does anyone else here feel they would like to discuss the topic of book exchange, or “pass-the-book-round-the-circle” schemes?
I liked “Am Ddiwrnod” but I’d rather find it a good home or send it round a circle so I revisit it (I mean, it revisits me) intermittently… I buy multiple copies and pass them on to friends who will themselves pass them on. Occasionally a book or two may even come filtering back. I quite like seeing the newness being replaced by the well-thumbed, well-travelled look…
So here it is!
Please use this thread to advertise books you have up for grabs!
You may want to just lend a book, swap it for another or even sell it. Or you may be happy to give a book away for a small donation to a charity of your choice.
Here are one or two tips to make things go smoothly -
Always be clear if you are giving a book away or just lending it - I don’t want anyone losing books which have become precious.
If just lending or passing a book around as suggested above, then please make sure your name and address as the owner are written somewhere inside the book cover.
If offering books for sale, please do not discuss payment options openly on the forum. This can be done safely through private messages. Also consider PayPal for transactions as it is safe and reliable.
I would also suggest not displaying contact details openly on the forum.
Let’s operate on a first come first served basis for any books being offered, just to keep things fair and always remember that books can also be passed on again if you miss out.
When sending books please consider using padded envelopes to reduce the risk of damage. Considering that most books will fit through a letterbox, second class delivery of a large letter up to 500g by the Royal Mail is £1.64 - so very reasonable.
Please always state if you are willing to send a book internationally or not. Sending a book to Europe or the States can cost anything from £5 to over £7.