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Book Swap August 2023

Welcome to this month’s Bring Back Paper activity, a lovely book swap.

You must know by now that I adore a book swap! Books are the best, so sharing them around always makes me smile. 

If you haven’t tried this activity before, the idea behind the book swap is really simple and easy for anyone to join in with. It is open internationally and you can join in as long as you are 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 lovely item of surprise happy mail to receive and it might help you to find a new author or genre that you love.

I think that it’s fun to read something that you might not have picked up yourself every once in a while and a great way to pass on a book that you have enjoyed.

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Join the Book Swap

If you’d like to join in, please email me at [email protected] with the following details in this format:

Email address
Your least favourite genre

To keep postage costs down, I’ll always aim to pair you with someone in the same country wherever possible. Please note that I can only accept sign ups via the email above, not through social media, and only one swap per participant.

The idea behind the swap is that you receive a completely 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 already know that you really don’t like! It’s all part of the risk and the reward!

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.

You have until 24th August 2023 to sign up, and all swaps need to be sent in time to be received by the end of August, 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. It is worth signing up early to give yourself the best chance of being matched up with someone. 

Is this something you fancy trying this month?

If you’re new to Bring Back Paper, you can find out more about it all here. You can join our Facebook group here and you can sign up to join my mailing list below, for all the latest news, updates, ideas and activities.


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