In these times all of us are looking for ways to save money. I have noticed that there are many of us who love books and reading can be an inexpensive pastime. For those with children it can be a great way to educate as well as to spend quality family time. Obviously, it is a great way to lean things that will help us be successful in business.
I will cofess to being great freinds with the USPS and Amazon.com. I always try to order used books for the recyling valu as well as the cost savings. The mail is going to get delivered anyway so I don't obsess about the energy used to get the book from the seller to me. However, perhaps the most interesting and fun way to feed my book addiction is bookcrossing.
Book Crossingsis a big enough deal to have wound up as a word in the Oxford English Dictionary. If you are looking for a particular tome you can ask for it and someone may send it to you or tell you where they left it. One of the moat fun things is that you can give your book a number and post on the website where you left it or who you sent it to, then track it's travels around the globe. What a great way to have your child study geography!
This is a huge community. In fact, over 750,000 people in 130 countries are participating in this book exchange. There is also an author exchange for all you aspiring writers out there! You can use one of their bookmarks to label your book --or make your own--who knows what business you could generate if your information was on the label in the book?