Bookcrossing

Interesting story in the The Columbus Dispatch about BookCrossing.com – “a year-old Web site that encourages people to take their already-read books to public places and leave them.”

Apparently, one registers the book and then leaves it when you finish reading it. If someone picks it up they then go to the site and note where they found it. It seems to have hooked at least a few people:

Thus far, more than 11,000 people have registered more than 28,000 books they have “released into the wild,” as Hornbaker calls it. From his office in Kansas City, Mo., BookCrossing had spread to 36 countries.

Interesting, perhaps I will try it myself . . .

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Kevin Holtsberry

I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season – oh, and watching golf too).

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