Sunday, April 5, 2009

Book Swap

Mail a book. Get a book.

That's the motto of PaperBack Swap, an online book exchange that works just like Netflix. It's a cheap, convenient, and environmentally friendly way to get any book you want to read.

But I was thinking, wouldn't it be nice if there was an exchange like this on campus for textbooks and paperbacks alike?

Students who have a book they no longer need could exchange it with someone else who does, and in return be provided with a book they would like or need.

The best way to do this would be through a social network, like Facebook, or a list on which students could volunteer book titles and search for new ones.

Students could arrange to make exchanges on campus, which would save money that would be spent for shipping if using PaperBack Swap online.


Farhan Daredia said...

Looks interesting, will have to check it out.

Anonymous said...

It's called "Gelman Library"