Do you have too many books laying around that you have already read? Then go check out BookMooch. It is a site created by John Buckman, the founder of MaganTune. It is an online book swap site. You log on create an account and enter a list of books that you want to get rid of. Once you provide your list, you can search for books you want. When you find something, you mooch it. Your name and address is sent to the person who has the book and they send it to you. When someone mooches one of your books you get their name and address and you send the book to them. For each book you send out you get 1 point for domestic shipment or 3 points for overseas. Each point entitles you to mooch a book. There are a few more details and you get points for adding to your inventory. All the details about the points are here. The service is completely free, you just pay the postage to send out your books. There is no charge to receive books. I heard about this on the Inside the Net podcast a couple of weeks ago when they interviewed Buckman. Jules and Sofia immediately signed up and have already mooched and sent several books. This is definitely a very cool service, and a great demonstration of the kind of community that can be created on the net.

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