Build Your Survival Library with Books You Swap

Is there a book you wanted but didn’t get as a Christmas gift? Did you get a book you don’t want but don’t know anyone to whom you can regift it? Do you have books on your shelves you don’t want or need any more but hate to put them in a garage sale?

I’ve got a solution for you. It’s Paperbackswap.com. When I signed up, I got rid of two gardening books I no longer wanted within an hour after posting them. Another book went within a few days.

I haven’t had success unloading other books I’ve posted, but they’re older books that are far from being bestsellers, to put it mildly. I plan to post others in the future when I can take a little time for the effort.

Those three books which went to other members earned me three credits, one for each book. I can use those credits to request books from other members.

I want books that could be useful and enjoyable in a future time when there’s no other means of instruction and entertainment.

The system is simple. At PaperbackSwap.com I was able to buy postage and print out the mailing label for each book I sent to another member. No need for a trip to the post office. I had envelopes suitable for mailing the books at hand.

When another member is willing to let me have a book on my wish list, that person can do as I did if they like and never have to leave home to get the book ready to mail.

Plus, when you post ten books you’d like to swap, you get two free credits to use for requesting books you want. You don’t have to pay a thing. Of course, you can buy credits in advance if you like.

Paperbackswap.com provides a great service. There are small fees involved when you print out your own mailing labels and buy postage from the site, but to me it’s well worth it, especially if it means I get a book I want.

Get books for home school, pleasure reading, or build your survival library. Why not check out Paperbackswap.com and explore the possibilities?

Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.

2 thoughts on “Build Your Survival Library with Books You Swap”

  1. thanks for the post. I was going to sign up but saw that you get a credit when you refer someone. We need either your pbs nickname or the email address you use for the account.

    Just trying to be my part, Nomad

  2. Very cool! Thanks, Nomad. I never gave that a thought when I posted this. I used my g-mail address, which is destinysurvival (at) gmail.com. Put in the @ where it belongs there. I get enough spam there without publishing it here another time, but sure appreciate if you or anybody else wants to use it when signing up..

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