Book Mooch

August 7th, 2006

Ah yeah! Haven’t played with it in depth yet, but this is the service I’ve wanted forever (and Carl and I seriously sat down and threatened to build).

From Joi Ito

It reminds me a bit of BookCrossing, but the approach is different. BookMooch is more systematic. On BookMooch, you register your books and others search for books. You use points to get books that you earn by listing books. Unlike many other used book services, they don’t get involved in the shipping and payment. It’s rather peer-to-peer.

Which is all I know so far, but I’m so diving into this tonight. From the creator of Magnatune. (I wonder if they’ve already got selective importing from the various book listing services

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One response to “Book Mooch”

  1. Neil says:

    Hi all.

    My site ReadItSwapIt ( has been around for a few years and is similar to BookMooch, although we have a direct-swapping mechanism, whereas BookMooch has a credit system. They both have their advantages and disadvantages.