News

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 ... more »
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... more »
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... more »
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",... more »
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... more »
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... more »
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 ... more »
Supply Store Valentine's Day Sale
February 12, 2010
Some of you may have noticed lower prices in the BookCrossing Supply Store of late and thought your eyes might be deceiving you. It's no mistake. There are big changes coming to the Supply Store s... more »
Books on Shirts. Shirts on a Mission.
February 12, 2010
There’s a saying, "Never judge a book by its cover", but how about if the book cover appears on T-shirts? BookCrossing's new... more »
Here, There, (Almost) Everywhere: 2010 Anniversary Convention and UnConventions
February 12, 2010
If you wish to fill your holidays with adventure this year, why not plan some trips around BookCrossing? You could begin your grand tour by visiting Amsterdam, The Netherlands (16-18 April) for the 2010 Anniversary Convention, BookCrossing's ... more »
Fall in Love With BookCrossing
February 12, 2010
What happens when you put BookCrossing and Valentine's Day together? If you're in Birmingham, UK the answer is A Novel Way to Find Love. On February 14, BookCrossers and other book enthusiasts will gather at Urban Coffee to try speed-dating, ... more »
World's Smallest Library: Telephone Box-turned-Book Exchange
January 24, 2010
The village of Westbury-sub-Mendip (population 800), in Somerset, UK, has shown that, once again, necessity is the mother of invention. When the mobile library stopped visiting ... more »
Introducing: ABCG2G (A BookCrosser's Guide to the Galaxy)
January 23, 2010
It's sometimes tough when a friend asks, "So what exactly is BookCrossing?" Suddenly, you're stumped for words, tongue-tied at having to exp... more »
BC Auction: Reading is for the Young And Old
January 15, 2010
Reading is for the young and old, and so is this eBay auction! Last month, we held our Fourth Bookplate Artwork eBay Auction. It was so much fun, we'r... more »
Ballycumber on Tour: Destination Harwell Village
January 12, 2010
Villagers in the Harwell Village surrounds in England may have done a double-take when a special visitor came to the area. No doubt inspired by the travelling adventures of lytteltonwitch<... more »
Revamping The Three Rs: Remember the Rs
January 12, 2010
Back in the early days of BookCrossing, the phrase "The Three Rs" was coined to help folks remember to Read, Register and Release. People loved the simplicity of the phrase -- right up until the time newbies caught registered books and re-r... more »
Available Now in the Supply Store: Coffee Shop Bookplate
January 12, 2010
Our newest label comes from the talented brush of artist Vince Cusomato (who also brought us the popular Africa label). It portrays an image familiar to any BookCrosser who has left a book... more »

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