If you can’t steal a free book, then what do you call it? – Part I: The price of “free” things

Neighborhood book exchanges are celebrated for providing free access to books. But the open invitation to “take a book or leave a book” can result in more taking than leaving—even taking all the books to sell. Here, we discuss what it means to offer books for free, and whether you can steal a free book.  […]
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Why a kickstarter campaign is a lot like hitchhiking

The first two weeks of our thirty day Kickstarter Campaign has been a fast and furious introduction to crowdfunding. A big thanks to all the folks who’ve given us a lift so far! Reflecting on our experience so far, Tenny explores the highs and lows of crowdfunding as a parallel to hitchhiking across the USA. […]
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Book exchange miscellany: Discerning NooX from its kin

Neighborhood book exchanges are only one flavor of book exchange in what seems to be an ever more popular alternative book economy. As a follow-up to our post where we explain how we define a neighborhood book exchange, this post explores some other book exchange flavors, and considers how neighborhood book exchanges are different.   […]
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