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How do I find an OBCZ?

Specifically I want to believe there is one in Adelaide! That would be great! :)

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Specifically I want to believe there is one in Adelaide! That would be great! :)
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If there are OBCZs that have been flagged as such on their release-zone pages, they'll appear in their city listings on the "go hunting" pages with a special OBCZ icon - and will show up even if there have been no releases there within the last 30 days. I don't see any in Adelaide, alas ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/70 ), but there may be unofficial book-swap shelves there. [You can see examples of the OBCZ icon on the hunting pages for Victoria ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/72/ ); I know they're pretty far from you, but you can see what the listings would look like.]
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wow I was looking at the adelaide link and at first i got excited that all the places I released had had releases (like I picked good active places). Then I realised that WAS my activity I was seeing (silly me)

Ok. So what I have to do is think of a way to create a zone then!!
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wow I was looking at the adelaide link and at first i got excited that all the places I released had had releases (like I picked good active places). Then I realised that WAS my activity I was seeing (silly me)


Heh! I like to see more "little red numbers" on the hunting pages even when I'm the one who put them there; where I live, I can reach several neighboring towns and one neighboring state quite easily, so I do try to keep as many of those areas on the hunting pages (that is, release something there within 30 days) as I can.

Ok. So what I have to do is think of a way to create a zone then!!


That'd be great! You don't *have* to create an OBCZ, of course - you can just find handy and/or scenic places to leave books - but if you can find a local business that would like to be listed as an OBCZ, that could be added to the hunting-pages and might tempt more local releases. (You may have already found it, but if not, there's a "start a zone" page under the "community" tab with some info: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/promote )

I don't know if there are any Little Free Libraries ( http://littlefreelibrary.org/ ) in your area, but if not, you might try setting up one of those; LFL is a separate organization in its own right, but its goal of putting up very small neighborhood book-swap sites works well with BookCrossing.

I admit that despite my long BookCrossing history and active wild-releasing schedule I've never set up an OBCZ; there are handy non-BC-specific book-swap shelves in the area already, plus the more recent Little Free Libraries, and I like to mix it up by releasing there as well as on park benches, public sculptures, etc.
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The closest thing that Adelaide has to an OBCZ at the moment appears to be a Little Free Library in North Adelaide. It seems to be geared towards children. I found it in the list at the LFL website.

61/63 LeFevre Tce (Glover Playground)
North Adelaide 5006
A little free library, in a little park, for little people.
http://www.facebook.com/HelicopterLibrary

http://littlefreelibrary.org/---/World-Map-Appendix-Update-7.7.15.pdf
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If you're interested in meeting other Bookcrossers, Adelaide Bookcrossers have regular monthly meetups. I'm not in Adelaide myself but I think it's regularly held at the same cafe on the second Tuesday of the month.

https://www.facebook.com/---/295033267352317/
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Thanks. A lot of good information in that! I will look at those links and get active :)

and yes, I am still glad the red numbers go up even if it's only me

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