When a recent trip left me pondering The Complete Works of Shakespeare versus How to Fix The Kitchen Sink as potential beach reads, I realized I had a problem. The shelves in my home library are overflowing with nonfiction and kids’ books, but the fictional reading selections are positively uninspiring.

Thankfully, I’ve been turned on to the free book swapping service at PaperBackSwap.com. It’s easy to use: you swap books by mail with other members, paying only the postage for each title you mail out. Whether you’re looking for a manual on the Kama Sutra, a copy of the latest Kurt Vonnegut novel, or a replacement for one of your dog-eared parenting manuals, PaperBackSwap will not disappoint. Besides, these days the stamp costs less than the cost of gas to the library and back.

Now I just need to figure out what books from my own collection other people might find interesting. I have a sneaking suspicion that the fixing the kitchen sink book is a nonstarter. –Nancy
[via: ParentHacks. photo: bunchofpants]


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