A book "buyer" pays a flat shipping rate of $3.99 per book, just like you would at Amazon or Half.com, so it isn't exactly free, but if you are going to buy a used book online anyway, this would definitely be the way to go. Bookins has made it very easy for their book "sellers". When someone wants one of your books, they send you a link to a pre-made postage label that you print off. Package your book, tape the label onto the front, and you can drop it in your mailbox without even going to the post office. The label contains delivery confirmation, and when the post office delivers your book, you are credited with your points. I just posted my booklist this weekend and I've already mailed out two books. You can see part of my trade list on my right sidebar.
Right now, the site seems to be heavy on pop-lit and bestsellers, but you can find good children's literature and an eclectic mix of other books a homeschooler would want. My thinking is that if homeschoolers can spread the word and begin using a book swap site, we can begin trading some of our used homeschool books instead of endlessly posting on used curricula sites. I would gladly trade my used books for books I plan to buy anyway, so check it out- and post your books!
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