AP: Book Club Encourages Read-And-Release
Sep 13, 2002, 09:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Nephin)
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[ Thanks to Chip
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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..."