News

It's a new month... time for new bug fixes
June 5, 2024
Read the full list of bug fixes and new features implemented in the BookCrossing Site Announcements forum by clicking HERE. more »
The happy return of the Friends feature
May 24, 2024
Many of you have been missing the Friends feature, that had to be disabled because of abuse by spammers. Today we get to bring you the happy news that it's back! Matt has added some security measures to make sure we don't get flooded with spammy frie... more »
An update from the Tech Team
May 14, 2024
As you may know, Matt, who built a large part of the site back in the day, is currently back (on a part-time and temporary basis, but still!) to help with some much-needed bug fixes. We received an update from him, and we felt that you might find it ... more »
News from the Store: Some Store orders are delayed
May 1, 2024
We are, unfortunately, currently seeing longer delays with regards to processing some of your Store orders. We apologise and hope to be back to our normal schedule soon. If you'd like to know more, please see this post in t... more »
Good news from the Tech Team
April 30, 2024
We have some good news that we'd like to share with you all. Some of you heard Bruce speak remotely at the Convention in Finland and already have some idea of this, but the news is too good to keep it to ourselves. Read all about it in more »
Happy International BookCrossing Day!
April 21, 2024
It's a special day and we've just been told that at the Convention in Finland, it was greeted with song and dance! Ballycumber posted a short message in the Announcement forum, you can read it he... more »
News from the Store: Convention time
April 12, 2024
Our Store Manager will soon be leaving for Finland in order to join the other Conventioneers for another BookCrossing Anniversary Convention. This means that the Store will be unattended for a day or ten. As a result of this, some orders may be delay... more »
2024 BC 24 hour Readathon - April 27th
March 17, 2024
Given the vast spread of BookCrossers around the world, the aim is that from 12:00am - 11:59pm Pacific Time Zone (PDT) on April 27th, there will be a BookCrosser somewhere in the world who is reading a book as part of this Readathon! We hope that the... more »
Special Wings for the Convention are now available
March 16, 2024
This one is for all the Conventioneers, plus all those who will be joining them in spirit, as well as for all the Finnish members and... well, for anyone who likes them! We've just added two brand new sets of Wings for you to wear, to celebrate the 2... more »
News from the Store: Tampere Finland Convention Bookplates
March 8, 2024
The 2024 BookCrossing Convention bookplates for Tampere Finland are now available for purchase from the Supply Store! Both English and Finnish (Suomi) versions have been made available by our Supply Store Manager - thank you Moem! - on the front page... more »
World Book Night 2024 - Tuesday 23 April
March 7, 2024
World Book Night 2024 will take place on Tuesday 23 April, & BookCrossers can get involved! World Book Night is for everyone, whether you read regularly or less often, it is the perfect opportunity to celebrate books and the difference they make ... more »
Round 15 Support BookCrossing - Supply Store Sweepstake is here!
March 5, 2024
J4shaw is back again with Round 15 of the Support BC - Supply Store Sweepstakes! Since starting this Sweeps back in June 2015, the collective amount raised is OVER US$11,850 / £9360... more »
Let's make it an Official BookCrossing Zone (OBCZ)!
March 3, 2024
Do you have a Little Free Library, Book Swap box, own a cafe, or business that has a bookshelf? If you're happy to receive BookCrossing books there, you could make it an Official BookCrossing Zone (OBCZ), giving you free advertising and it be clearly... more »
News from the Store: order your BC Day supplies now!
February 20, 2024
The new supplies for this year's round of BookCrossing Day have hit the Store! Pixette's lovely labels are available for purchase now, as well as previous editions. Don't wait too long to order them,... more »
Join Mankyi's Silent Bookclub this weekend
February 15, 2024
Looking for a fun BookCrossing activity this weekend? How about something you can do from home? Mankyi is organising a Silent BookCrossing Bookclub this Saturday, 17th February at 19.00 CET ( UTC/GMT+1) . It's being held online on Zoom, so it's w... more »
BC Day Contest 2024: the winners!
February 13, 2024
Ballycumber has just announced the winners in this year's edition of the BookCrossing Day Contest. As you know, this decides this year's new BookCrossing Day bookplate. You are probably eager to find out what it will look like... So please go to the ... more »
BC Day Contest 2024: Vote now!
February 2, 2024
Voting for the BookCrossing Day Bookplate for 2024 is now open. You can feast your eyes on the entries, and vote for your favourite, here. Pick the one the one that you feel best represents BookCrossing to the finders of our... more »
TECH TEAM - site outages & slow speeds
January 25, 2024
Sorry for the outage earlier, we experienced almost an hour of the website being unusable. WHAT CAUSES THIS? We regularly experience 'Bot traffic' (aka search engine crawlers) which is a very normal thing on the internet, and they take up ser... more »
TECH TEAM - site throwing error messages
January 12, 2024
Our Tech Team have today provided us with the following message regarding the site being so difficult to use this past week, with regular timeout and error messages. You can read the message here in the more »
Calling all creative BCers - 2024 BookCrossing Day Contest
January 7, 2024
Attention, all creative BookCrossers! It's time to start drawing, photographing, knitting, sculpting, or painting for this year's BookCrossing Day Contest. Please see the forum post for full details more »

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