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AP: Book Club Encourages Read-And-Release

Sep 13, 2002, 09:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Nephin)

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"On their owners' shelves where they sit gathering dust, most books are lifeless once-and-done affairs—not unlike some mounted trophy game.

"Hornbaker is the founder of BookCrossing.com, an Internet book club that combines karma and kismet and encourages people to leave their books at coffee shops, parks, airports or anyplace else. Books are registered online, which allows members to follow where the books travel and who reads them.

"As word spreads, membership has surged, turning the world into a sort of virtual library—with no late fees..."

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