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The Book Standard has an article called You Give Me Yours, I'll Give You Mine that is about the relatively new site Paperbackswap.com. The article is worth the read just to see the reasons why bookstores feel this site will have no impact on their business. For example: Furthermore, most of Arundel Books’ customers aren’t likely to find Pickering’s site anyway: “We still have a lot of people that just don’t go on online.� Excellent business strategy, bank on the people that don't go online. Now there is a growth field.

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Here is a link to a map that shows the cities that have Paperbackswap.com members. I was suprised that there are no members in Honolulu, Hawaii or Fairbanks, Alaska.

http://www.frugalreader.com/Does anyone remember the link to the website which would compare a cart of used books across various online used book retailers, and thus you only paid one shipping fee?-- Ender, Duke_of_URL

That does one book at time...Site I'm recalling, had a lime-green scheme, and would allow you to start with one title, then add more titles, and then show 'stores' which had all those titles available, and you could order all those used books from the one store, and pay one shipping/handling fee...-- Ender, Duke_of_URL