Category Archives: Research Fieldnotes

What is exchanged through a neighborhood book exchange? – Part I: Method in the madness

How do you determine how frequently a neighborhood book exchange is used? Or what items are exchanged? Our method: we took weekly inventories for six different book exchanges over a twelve week period. In this series, we’ll discuss our results. But, first, we take a look at the pros and cons of our approach.   […]
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NooX origins: A punctuated history of book exchanges

Where did the idea for a neighborhood book exchange begin? A collection of books with an open invitation to exchange is not an uncommon sight, especially in hostels and coffee shops. However, the idea of installing a book exchange as a free-standing structure in a neighborhood is different. And we wonder where that idea originated. […]
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