I like books. Even though I have given a bunch away and sold a number on eBay, I still have more books. I'm also a frequent user of the library which cuts down on the book clutter around here. However, sometimes I do like to keep a book. Or buy a book.
In a cool move that combines frugality and recycling, (I'm so tickled that these things often go hand in hand) comes PaperBack Swap.
Basically you list books you would be willing to swap. When someone wants one, you send it to them. Whenever you send a book you get a credit which entitles you to a book of your choice that someone will send you. No money changes hands. You are responsible for paying for the postage on the books you send.
Media rates are cheap. $2.13 for anything under 1 lb and $2.47 for 1-2 lbs. It goes up from there but it is reasonable. For someone like me who already goes to the Post Office this is a no brainer. For someone who buys used books and pays for the book and the media mail postage, this is a no brainer.
The last time I looked there were 1,870,081 to choose from! And as a bonus, you get 3 credits as soon as you sign up and list 10 books.
And I even saw a book on there that I was thinking of getting my husband for his birthday. Am I cheap or what!