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Gently Used Books for A Good Smile
July 16, 2009
BookCrossers tend to put their books where their hearts, or smiles are. Member pritzkit recently let us know about Kids Smiles, an organization in P... more »
BookCrossing on the Fourth Plinth
July 16, 2009
If you're wandering through Trafalgar Square in London these days, you're sure to see more than Lord Nelson. Take a look at the Fourth Plinth, where every day, from July 6 to October 14, twenty-four hours a day, a different person will make the plint... more »
Bookcrossing Fun with The Lost Book
June 24, 2009
The Lost Book is an animated web series that’s all about encouraging people to enjoy stories, books, and BookCrossing. The animation is written by members of the public, including lots of BookCrossers. If you’d l... more »
Announcing BookCrossing Lite Econo Labels!
June 22, 2009
Attention penny and euro pinchers (or everyone trying to save a little money): BookCrossing is excited to announce the launch of our new and affordable BookCrossing Lite Labels. Get more bang for your buck with these simple, inexpensive, and awesome ... more »
A Whole New Angle on BookCrossing: Horizontal Bookplates
June 22, 2009
When we received our newest labels by artist Vince Cusomato, we couldn't stop smiling. Things are changing over here at BookCrossing and we think these labels are the perfect way to start the process. Our first ever horizontal label pictures BallyCum... more »
Be a Part of the BookCrossing Book
June 20, 2009
Got any stories about your BookCrossing experiences that you would like to share? Or photographs that illustrate your BC adventures?. Maybe your highest, deepest, most daring release, for example. Your story or photograph(s) might be of interest to f... more »
2009 BookCrossing Patches Now in Supply Store
June 2, 2009
They're here! The 2009 BookCrossing Patch is now in stock. What began as a labor of love by more »
Announcing 29th Limited Edition Bookplates: In the Wild
May 6, 2009
Get ready BookCrossers! Limited Edition Bookplate #29 titled In the Wild by Canadian Artist, Cindy McLeanmore »
Official Stickers are Officially Official!
May 6, 2009
BookCrossing is proud to announce the Official BookCrossing Sticker. (Yes, we know that it's the BCID that makes a book officially a BookCrossing book, but why should book clubs and book awards have all the fun?) Let your book join the over 5... more »
BookCrossing: Say it with Pictures! Say it with Words!
May 6, 2009
Would you like to be part of the BookCrossing Book? Ideas and words have been part of the BookCrossing world for quite a while; indeed, one book project almost neared completion last year before being reconsidered for a significant reworking. We deci... more »
A Mall-Sized OBCZ in Malaysia
May 1, 2009
We recently heard from 1 Utama, one of the largest shopping centres in Malaysia. The fine folks there love the BookCrossing concept. They've decided to make a section of the mall an official BookCrossing... more »
World Wide Gatherings in 2009
April 24, 2009
Not everyone was able to get to New Zealand for the Anniversary Convention, but it's not too late to join in the 2009 fun. There are a number of other gatherings, get-togethers and Conventions happening world-wide. For some delightful globe-trotting,... more »
Aotearoa: Anniversary Convention 09
April 16, 2009
BookCrossing's eighth Birthday was celebrated in style in Christchurch, New Zealand, the land of the Long Running Book, April 17-19. Festivities were chronicled in our forums, in member blogs, and o... more »
Changing the World One Book at a Time: BookCrossing and Better World Books
March 18, 2009
Here's a match made in Book Heaven: Better World Books, the socially-responsible bookseller and BookCrossing. We've teamed up for the betterment of readers, books and the world. With shared missions of finding new life for old reads and helping to in... more »
BookCrossing: The Book
March 18, 2009
We wanted to give an update on a project that has been rattling around for a while in several different formats and incarnations: a book about BookCrossing. Yes, this is still in the works, though we've taken it back to the drawing board and editing ... more »
Travelling the World With BookCrossing -- For Real!
March 16, 2009
We are totally gobsmacked by Bookish-Angel, who has just completed an astounding feat. She has travelled the world and released a book on every continent! Her releases were often t... more »
The 25 Most Influential Books of the Past 25 Years
March 12, 2009
Looking for a great conversation-starter or just looking for a new book? Check out “The 25 Most Powerful Books of the Past 25 Years” cover story in the March/April issue from our friends at mental_flossmore »
The Lost Book Launches Episode Two With Plenty of BookCrossing Help
March 5, 2009
Our friends at The Lost Book have been busy, thanks in part to a number of BookCrossers. You may recall the collaborative literary adventure we told you about in more »
The Reader Forum -- A Name Change
March 2, 2009
Recently, we created a forum where readers could talk about The Reader, an award-winning book turned into an award-winning movie. Books become movies all the time, and it seems BookCrossers liked the chance to talk about books turned into movi... more »
BookCrossing was Part of a Research Study of Online Communities
February 19, 2009
The Italian research center Scienter recently contacted BookCrossing regarding a study on how learning takes place in online communities. It was part of a broader study on Pedagogical Innovation in New ... more »

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