What is BookCrossing?
bookcrossing: n. the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others, who then do likewise. (added to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary in August 2004)
BookCrossing is a website, a way of sharing books, a state of mind. BookCrossing.com gives you a simple way to share books with the world, and follow their paths forevermore!
"The "3 Rs" of BookCrossing... Read
a good book (you already know how to do that!) Register it
(along with your journal comments), get a unique BCID (BookCrossing ID number), and label the book. (If the book is already registered on www.bookcrossing.com, no need to reregister it. Just use the existing BCID to let previous readers know where it, by making a journal entry on the book. You can even join for free, too, if you want!)
for someone else to read (give it to a friend, leave it on a park bench, donate it to charity, "forget" it in a coffee shop, etc.), and get notified by email each time someone comes to the site and records journal entries for that book. And if you make Release Notes on the book, others can Go Hunting for it and try to find it!
At our Meet-ups, we'll swap books (properly registered, of course!), trade ideas about ways and places to release books, and just generally share our love of books and reading.
We are not a book club, so there are NO reading assignments! ;-))
Be sure to visit the Charleston BookCrossers Shelf
on BookCrossing (CharlestonBCers) as well as those of our eight (or is it nine) Official Book Crossing Zones!
If you are requesting to join the group, please help the moderators out and be sure to include your BookCrossing Screen Name with your request. Thanks-- and happy reading!