So I like to point out cool new sites in the book world and I was recently emailed about this cool new book swapping site called Bim Bam Bim.
What's cool about Bim Bam Bim is that it is international so all book lovers outside of the States can enjoy the benefits of swapping.
Here's what Bim Bam Bim has to say about book swapping:
The Advantages of Book Swapping
It seems like reading has gone by the wayside in recent years. Advances in technology have made it much easier for us to find the information we need without referring to books.
Although it's saved us a lot of time, it's had negative effects as well. Less and less people are reading as a form of entertainment. Many classic works are just collecting dust on the library shelves.
One of the worst effects of this trend has been on children. Their vocabularies haven't been developing as well as they did in the past. As a result, more children have been forced to stay back because of reading comprehension failures. It's estimated that more than 2 billion dollars is spent every year on students who repeat their grades because of reading difficulties.
Luckily, there is a website who aims to fight this problem. Bimbambim.com is a popular book swapping website whose goal is to ensure that people have easier access to books that they want. Book swapping sites like this encourage reading, and focus on introducing children to the fabulous world of books!
Why should you join Bimbambim.com? Well, book swapping has many advantages. First and foremost, it's free! That's so important in the current economy. It also saves lots of room and shelf space in your home. How many times have you set out to clean off those dusty bookshelves?
Also, books can be swapped in any language, and shipping costs can be avoided for local swaps. As of right now, swaps can only be done inside national borders, but Bimbambim.com currently caters to every country in the world!
Book swapping sites are also very easy to use. The way they work is simple. You post books that you have and would like to swap, and anyone who wants those books can get in contact with you through the website. Books are then mailed out to their new owners.
There's something for everyone at Bimbambim.com. Some of the categories of books that you can choose from are arts & music, history, computers, reference, and religion. The selection of children's book is absolutely incredible. What a cost effective way to get your child to read!
Book swapping sites like this are really wonderful because they engage children to learn and that deters them from dropping out of school and getting into trouble. They also make sure that classic works are never forgotten. It's been proven that video games can lead to violence in children. Isn't it better for them to pass their time reading a novel?
What are you waiting for? Get rid of the books that you'll never read again and swap them for something fresh and exciting!