Book Swap October 2017


Hooray, it is book swap time! I do love a good old book swap. I’m not sure whether the best bit is receiving a surprise book in the post or choosing which one to send out!

The idea behind the book swap is very simple and easy to take part in. It’s open to all, as long as you’re aged over 18. The idea is to send a pre-loved fiction book out into the world for someone else to enjoy, and for the recipient to be reading something that they may not have chosen themselves. It’s a really lovely item of surprise happy mail to receive.

To join in, please email me at jocelyn@thereadingresidence.com with the following details:

Name, address, and your least favourite genre. To keep postage costs down, I’ll aim to pair you with someone in the same country where possible.

The idea behind the swap is that you receive a pot luck book that perhaps you would not have picked up yourself, though by specifying your least favourite genre, it means you shouldn’t get something that you really don’t like! It’s a great way to find new authors or discover new genres.

You will all be in pairs, so you will be sending to the same person that you will receive your book from. I will send over email details along with the address details of your swap partner so that you can get in touch with one another directly in the case of any problems. All swaps need to be sent in time to be received by the end of October, so please do only join in if you can commit to sending a book this month, as I’d hate for anyone to be disappointed.

Are you in?

If you’re new to Bring Back Paper, you can find out more about it all here. You can sign up to join the Bring Back Paper Club here, which includes stationery and bookish updates and finds, a book club, pen pal of the month and a round up of swaps and activities to ensure you don’t miss anything.

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