Tuesday February 03, 2004

Catch and Release - for Books

The goal of BookCrossing.com is to "make the whole world a library", says founder Ron Hornbaker (a partner in Humankind Systems, a software and internet development company). "When people read something they like, their first impulse is to share it".

Sharing books (anonymously and freely) is the whole point of BookCrossing.

What is BookCrossing, you ask? It's a global book club that crosses time and space. It's a reading group that knows no geographical boundaries. Do you like free books? How about free book clubs?. Well, the books our members leave in the wild are free ... but it's the act of freeing books that points to the heart of BookCrossing.

But BookCrossing isn't just about leaving a book on a park bench for someone else to pick up and read (although it is about that, too!). At BookCrossing.com you'll also find book reviews, recommendations, and reader ratings. Each time a book changes hands, BookCrossing members can leave journal entries telling the world of their experiences.

BookCrossing.com gives you "a simple way to share books with the world, and follow their paths forevermore!" ...
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