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UK BookCrossers: Join 'World Book Night'

January 23, 2011:
Hello, UK BookCrossers! Is there a book that you love so much that you just want to give it to dozens of people? On March 5, 2011, you could be one of 20,000 (yes, 20,000!) booklovers who get the opportunity to do just that. Join a new UK-based chari...

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900,000 Members (and Growing!)

January 12, 2011:
On December 15, 2010, our membership finally hit the 900,000 landmark. Fortunately, it didn't stop there. As of this post, our stats proudly boast 905,007 members enjoying the 6,756,675 books travelling around the globe changing hands and changing li...

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BookCrossing Widgets!

January 12, 2011:
What in the world is a widget? Widgets are pieces of code that you can copy to your website, blog, profile, or any other piece of the internet you call yours! It's so easy. We supply the code, you simply copy and paste it to your site, page, profile ...

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Ways to Help BookCrossing Without Sending Us a Euro or a Dime

December 7, 2010:
You may have noticed that there are ads again visible on the site. (Members with Wings, as one of the perks of the program, continue to see the site free of outside advertisement.) We thought we'd run a...

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BookCrossing: Coming Soon to a Language Near You

December 1, 2010:
Our latest project is focused on creating a truly global initiative. Sure, we have members all over the world - but our official site was previously available only in English. With the help of our fabulous mirror sites and amazing volunteer translato...

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Exciting BBC Opportunity

December 1, 2010:
We know there are countless stories of BookCrossing serendipity out there, and now you have an opportunity to share your tales of friendship with the world! We are thrilled to announce we've been contacted by the BBC for an upcoming documentary. Here...

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BookCrossing Video Contest: Win $250 and Wings for a Year!

November 19, 2010:
Look out, Hollywood! Move aside, Bollywood! Make room for Ballywood! Can you create a compelling video to cause curious book lovers to stop, drop, and join BookCrossing? We know how difficult it is to describe BookCrossing: the register...

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Steals and Deals

November 13, 2010:
Black Friday is a tradition known in the United States as the day after Thanksgiving and officially marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season. It's no surprise that it's also the biggest shopping day of the year. Droves of families arise ear...

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Qué bueno! A BookCrossing Milestone: Over 30,000 Books to be Released in Spain

November 11, 2010:
On November 14, 2010, more than 30,000 books were released in the capital city of Madrid, Spain, making for the largest single mass release in BookCrossing history. "I am honored to have bee...

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Changes to the Newsletter Team

October 16, 2010:
For 6 years, 125 newsletters, 1500 member articles, and 500 news stories, there's been a great volunteer who has helped to bring the BookCrossing news to you. But now she's czuking in her editor's pen, reporter's cap, and printer's press and stepping...

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Celebrate Banned Books Week in Style

September 22, 2010:
Banned Books Week (September 25 - October 2 in the U.S.) was started in 1982 to celebrate our freedom to read, or rather what the organizers refer to as freadom to read. Thousands...

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The (Almost) Complete and (Entirely) Entertaining Story of America by mental_floss

September 16, 2010:
Yeah, sure, Mental Floss is a BookCrossing partner, but even if they weren't, we'd still be singing the praises of The Mental Floss History of the United States: The (Almost) Complete ...

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The Girl Who Played with BookCrossing

August 19, 2010:
How's this for hot stuff? In conjunction with the theatre release of The Girl Who Played With Fire, (the second movie installment of the popular series by Stieg Larsson), Metro Online paired up with BookCrossing to release copies of the novel ...

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Please God, I Want to Win the Lottery -- But you had to be at Waterloo Station

June 18, 2010:
Over 1,000 copies of the book Please God, I Want to Win the Lottery were handed out directly to London commuters from Waterloo Station on 21st June 2010. U.K. publisher and author, Angus Kennedy, chose BookCrossing.com to assist with this exci...

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Looking Ahead to 2010 UnCons and the next Convention: BCinDC 2011

June 8, 2010:
October is a big BookCrossing month with the UK Unconvention in Swindon October 1-3, the Australian/NZ Unconvention 2010 in Sydney and ruhrCrossing2010, in Essen, Germany both on October 22-24. In the meantime, plans keep brewing and events keep happ...

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Suggestions how to give feedback in a useful way for BookCrossing 2.0 Beta

May 25, 2010:
There are a lot of different ways to give information, but what Matt suggested for the folks who were helping to test the site before launch was the following: In your subject line indicate the type of comment, and a brief description of where or wha...

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BookCrossing 2.0 to Launch Tonight!! Site Will Be Down From 8 p.m. PDT in Preparation.

May 24, 2010:
The following is a message from Bruce. The original is posted in the Announcements Forum. Circumstances make it necessary to launch the new site tonight, May 24 at 8pm 2000 PDT. Anticipated outage will be 6 hours. Though the new site is still ...

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Pardon Me, But Do You Have the Correct Time? Official BookCrossing Time Shifts Time Zones

May 18, 2010:
Since the beginning of BookCrossing time, "BookCrossing Time" has been in the U.S. Central time zone. Back in 2001 the servers and one of the founders were located in there, so it made sense. But with the upcoming new site, BookCrossing Tim...

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What Will It Be? Members Plus or Wings? Find Out Soon!

May 14, 2010:
Wings or Members Plus? Members Plus or Wings? Since just about the beginning of BookCrossing Time, we've tried to find ways to say 'thank you' to members who helped out in various ways, particularly those who support the site through pu...

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Upcoming BookCrossing Events Around the World

May 11, 2010:
It's not only books that travel with BookCrossing; BookCrossers do, too. For those of you who couldn't get to Amsterdam (including some who planned to but were thwarted by the volcano), don't despair. There are plenty of upcoming events happening in ...

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