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May 21, 2002 11:59 AM   Subscribe

Turn the world into a library. Have you found a book recently?
posted by carsonb (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
i scoffed at this at first glance because of it's apparent similarity to wheresgeorge.com, which i find annoying. turns out it's really neat. i went book hunting the other day and found there were 6 books released within a mile of my apartment and 3 more where i work.

hunt for a book in your country/state/city

register a book

so, the way it works is you register the book you plan to release, announce the release, and wait for someone to find it and (hopefully) respond. sounds like a neat way to 1. get folks to read 2. meet readers in your area 3. have fun!
posted by carsonb at 12:03 PM on May 21, 2002


Heh. La Guardia.
posted by RJ Reynolds at 12:47 PM on May 21, 2002


Oh, what remarkable timing. I was practically ready to build some extra furniture out of my piles of "overstock" but this is a far better idea.
posted by stefanie at 1:21 PM on May 21, 2002


This is about the coolest thing I've seen online. I'll start releasing books today.
posted by Fenriss at 1:36 PM on May 21, 2002


Wow! This rocks. I just released something into the world only moments ago. I wonder who will find it and where it will go?
posted by majick at 1:41 PM on May 21, 2002


note to readers:
the first link i posted in my above comment will log you into my account at bookcrossing.com. upload a funny picture if you want, but 1 book has already been released in my name and i don't want anyone to be sad when they don't see their released book in their own account.

the proper link for book hunting is: http://www.bookcrossing.com/hunt
posted by carsonb at 8:06 PM on May 21, 2002


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