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Hi. The BookCrossing idea is similar to http://www.wheresgeorge.com/ , where you can track dollar bills by serial number. Suppose you have a book you no longer want. You get a ...
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    BookCrossing - do some good, have some fun recycling books


    Hi.

    The BookCrossing idea is similar to http://www.wheresgeorge.com/, where you can track dollar bills by serial number.

    Suppose you have a book you no longer want. You get a serial number from http://www.bookcrossing.com/, write it into the book, and put your book into the wild. Typical places are coffee shops, laundromats, college campus areas, hospitals, coops, etc. If the people who pick up the book update the entry for that SN, you can follow the book on its travels. You can post comments, review the book, add to the journal, etc.

    It's an international idea, as you can see from looking at the hunt page. Australia, the UK, Canada, Germany, and the US are heavy participants. In the US, California, Washington, and Ohio are big on giving away through BookCrossing.

    In Minnesota, the Twin Cities account for most of the action.

    Look it over, and I hope you have some fun if you participate ... cheers, drl
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    Very cool! i thought about this type of thing before. but not logging it. i just wondered where it would go and the path it would take to get there.

    i've been planning on giving away some books that i won't read again to some friends but i think i'll be throwing a few into the circulation in bookcrossings.
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