What is BookSwap.ws.
BookSwap.ws is a site for book lovers to catalogue, swap and sell their new, used and second hand books.
Early in 2002 I was chatting with some friends, one in particular shares my love of books, and regularly buys many books from many sources, however, one big problem kept arising, this was buying the same book more than once. So the idea of BookSwap.ws was formed, originally it was to be developed as an online library system, keeping track of books (no, it wasn't called BookSwap.ws back in those days), then as the site grew the ability to provide other functionality came about.
Today BookSwap.ws provides the original requirement of cataloging books, but also allows you to view the titles of books your friends and others available to loan or sell. This is not an auction site, there are already many good sites like that, BookSwap.ws allows you to specify how much you want for the book.
Who is behind BookSwap.ws
BookSwap.ws is developed and run by Analysis UK Limited, whilst the company's main interest is in the development of scientific software and hardware it does provide other software solutions, such as this site.
BookSwap.ws operates on a membership basis, Initial membership is free and you may store up to 5000 books and allocate 50 friends before you need to consider upgrading your membership.
All functionality of the web site is available with the free membership. Subscription packages allow you to increase your storage and friends allocation, additionally, paying members will benefit from reduced sale prices. For more information please see our fees page.
Certain functionality is available to non members (e.g. access to member’s wish lists and book lists).
What are the benefits of using BookSwap.ws?
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