Welcome to Book Mooch, a site where you can give books away and get books you want to read in return. It’s absolutely free to join and browse. The only cost is to ship your books to others. All in all, it is a really sweet deal.
I recommend joining right off the bat. To do so, click the Join tab and fill out the fields that are required. On the Join page, you will also find some links that will help better explain how things work. Look next to the Info area. There are three links: overview, points explained and interview.
Once you’ve joined and logged in, you’ll have more tabs across the top. They are: Browse, Add, Inventory, Wishlist, Pending and Member Home.
The Browse tab allows you to search for books that you would like to receive. You can do this by username, book title, by Amazon and there are even more options below the main search area.
Add – This is where you can add books for other people to mooch from you. There are several ways to add them. I would start with by hand.
Inventory – This shows the books that you’ve added for people to mooch off you.
Wishlist – This is where you can keep a listing of books that you want to mooch.
I highly recommend that everyone check out the FAQ section, as it helps clarify some of the questions you may have about points and shipping. You do have to earn points before you get free books, but really, the price of shipping isn’t that bad of a cost to get rid of books that may be cluttering up your house.
I can’t wait to start whittling down my extensive stacks of books by giving them to people who are actually going to treasure them. Get started today!