About BookCrossing

Read and Release

BookCrossing in Charleston

Local Bookish Events 

BookCrossing Events in Charleston:

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Redoing The Charleston: October 10-12, 2008

What is BookCrossing?

bookcrossing: n. the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others, who then do likewise. (added to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary in August 2004)

BookCrossing is a website, a way of sharing books, a state of mind. BookCrossing gives you a simple way to share books with the world, and follow their paths forevermore!

How BookCrossing Works (more or less)
Read a good book (you already know how to do that!)
Register it at www.bookcrossing.com (along with your journal comments), get a unique BCID (BookCrossing ID number), and label the book.
Remark on it
: Journal your thougths or plans about the book. If it has been previously registered, then add your remarks instead to the existing journal.
Release it for someone else to read (give it to a friend, leave it on a park bench, donate it to charity, “forget” it in a coffee shop, etc.), and get notified by email each time someone comes to the site and records journal entries for that book. And if you make Release Notes on the book, others can Go Hunting for it and try to find it!

So, essentially, just Read, Release and Repeat!