My local newspaper ran a story on how the barter system is making a huge comeback with the help of the Internet, and it mentioned a website called PaperBackSwap.com. I just joined this group, and I want to recommend it to anyone who's an insatiable reader like me, and who also has a lot of books around they'd be willing to give away but can't get the used bookstores to take. The site is really wonderful. After you join, you enter your disposable books by the ISBN number. The site produces a picture of the cover, the author's name, and some other information from a database, and lists it as being on your "bookshelf" so that anyone who might be interested can see exactly what the book is. Once you've entered your books, you get credits depending on how many you've made available, and you use those credits to request books from other members. If someone requests one of your books, you get an e-mail, print out a label to attach to the book, and mail it off. For every book you send to another member, you get more credits to use to request books yourself. Personally, I have a ton of books taking up my shelf space - which isn't even remotely enough for my book collection anyway - that I never plan to read. Some of them I read and then didn't like, and quite a few I acquired from a friend of my mother's who passed away and left me all her books. She was a big Danielle Steel and VC Andrews fan, and I'd rather be tortured with hot pokers. I highly recommend this club.