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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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OBCZ in the News as a Local Mystery

May 11, 2010:
Seems that a regular release zone and OBCZ, tended to by tuesdayal in Avalon Beach, NSW Australia, piqued the curiosity of someone at The Manly Daily. A photograph of the zone, bo...

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Young BookCrossers Keep Text In Books, Not Behind The Wheel

May 11, 2010:
In the finals for a $20,000 cash prize, a group of young BookCrossers with team name more 

April News: Amsterdam and Alpha

April 13, 2010:
Despite the ash from Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland, many BookCrossers were able to get to the 2010 Convention in Amsterdam, April 16-18. Check the forum for conversations and comments or see a few more 

BookCrossing and Your Language Depend on YOU!

March 19, 2010:
Launch of the new BookCrossing 2.0 website approaches. It promises many new and exciting features, but perhaps the most eagerly anticipated change will be the ability to view BookCrossing in languages other than English. Call it localization, interna...

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Tee for You and You for Tee: How to Wear Your Bookish Passions

March 16, 2010:
For many years the BookCrossing Supply Store has offered all sorts of apparel to outfit BookCrossers. As mentioned in the February 2010 News, the Supply Store is getting "back to basics",...

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Announcing 31st Limited Edition Bookplate: Wintertime Reading

March 16, 2010:
Just in time for the vernal equinox, here comes the release of BookCrossing's 31st more 

BallyColor Stickers Available at the Supply Store

March 15, 2010:
Color your world Ballyful with the new BallyColor Sticker Set, available e...

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Classroom Corner Winner: How Books Saved My Sanity

March 15, 2010:
A key tenet of BookCrossing philosophy is that books change lives. Buffheart's essay How Books Saved My Sanit...

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Second BAFTA Nomination for The Lost Book

March 11, 2010:
Online animated whodunit and BookCrossing Partner The Lost Book has received a nomination in the Interactive category for the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards 2010. This is the second BAFTA Scotland nomination ...

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