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Can I swap/trade/lend/loan books on LibraryThing?

LibraryThing does not swap books, but we're glad to hook you up with book swapping sites. As we wrote on the blog, we've contacted all the sites we could find, asking them to cooperate (to the benefit of both our sites' users). The "preferred" sites have done so. The others? Not yet.

So how does it work then?

If you click on the "Swap this book" link on each book page, you'll see how many books are available or wanted at each book swap site, and you'll be able to "get" or "give" that book on the swap site.

You can also edit your library catalog display style to always show the book-swap column Swap.gif

What do the numbers next to "Swap this book" mean?

The numbers indicate how many books are available and wanted (available/wanted) on the participating book swap sites.

I run a book swapping site. How do I get LibraryThing to integrate with my site?

Check out this blog post for information. Email tim@librarything.com with questions.

Which swapping site should I use?

There is a Comparison of Book Swapping Websites.

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