Here are real testimonials from our club members. If you like what we are doing in general or maybe you consider a certain feature to be a miniature "stroke of genius" :), please take a moment to let us know about it. Hey, we like to read these testimonials and we can then publish them for prospective members to read as well. (More books! More books!)
Or maybe you'd like to express your appreciation for the kind or thoughtful actions of fellow members? We hear about them quite often in feedback and it always makes our day, so please, share it with the world!
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"I was at Barnes and Nobles a few weeks ago, and the young lady working there had never heard of this web site, but said she was going to check it out as soon as she got home that evening. I hope she did, because I really love it, have gotten many books here and re-homed many also. When I list a book, and it is not requested within 6 months or so, I take it to the local VFW and they take them to the Veterans Hospitals and/or Retirement Homes. Also a good place for books!"
"I love this so much! I feel that every reader and book owner should use this membership. I have been able to get books that I have wanted for quite some time and didn't want to pay full price for. I also have posted great books that I have and don't want to keep. I can then save up my credits for "new to me" books. It's just a wonderful genius idea and I hope more people take advantage of it!"
"Hi, my name is Oswaldo Reyes and i am an avid reader and book collector. I have also been a member of PBS for almost 10 years. I love PBS. Being a member of PBS for this many years has been a great experience. I have met many great people ,who love to read. I have also saved hundreds of dollars in books.Before becoming a member of paperbackswap i was spending a small fortune in books every year. My membership with PBS has changed all that. I get to enjoy the books i love to read for free. Besides swapping books with other members, there is so many book discussion forums you could be a part of, it's just fantastic. No other book club offers you as much as PBS.Paperbackswap is the greatest book club in America."
"I love this site, and I've only been a member for a few months! If a book isn't carried by my local library, I can order from another member here, or put it on wishlist and get surprised when it's suddenly available.
I can also find good homes for my old books and earn credit towards . . . more books! I especially like being able to start and supplement my manga collection (this takes time and patience, though). Totally worth it."
"I love the PBS web-site. PBS has allowed me to read many titles that I would not have known were available. This site us a great resource for any reader. The availability of books is a plus; and when are looking for a certain, it's so easy to look and find. If it's not available at that time, using the wish-list may turn up a title later."
"PBS is great. I was turned on to it by a friend at work Jan. 2012 and have received and sent hundreds of books since then.
It's nice to know there are avid readers like me out there.
Keep up the good work PBS."
"Was delighted to discover PBS 10 years (and about 1100 transactions) ago, after having had uneven experiences with small swap groups. Then a few years, I found another large online group and thought I could "double my fun". Nope. Cumbersome site to navigate, no way to put postage on the books at home, extremely high percentage of "lost in the mail" transactions, and on and on and on. Officially closed my membership there today.
You guys are the greatest for ease of use, helpfulness of staff during the few problems I've encountered, wish list maintenance, and so much more.
"I would like to recommend JoyL as member of the month. She was the online help person who I contacted when I was having a problem I couldn't find this answer to in HELP. She put a great deal of time helping me to a completion. She's great!"
"I just renewed my PBS membership and as an avid reader and book collector, i know i am home here at paperbackswap.Since i become a member of PBS i have made some wonderful friends with other PBS member's and have been able to have the opportunity to get many books that would have definitely cost me a small fortune in a book store. PBS is the best book club in the world."
"I've been a member of PBS since 2008, and it saves my family from bankruptcy. I read incessantly, about 350 books a year, and the ability to get books for the cost of postage, and give my books to a new home so my house doesn't collapse under the weight of them, is priceless. I was a Gold Key member before the paid membership went into effect, so I don't mind that aspect at all. I have made so many good friends playing games in the games forum, and even started a local PBS chapter. I do love this site!"
"I love PBS!! This is the best book swap, and I have enjoyed being a member for many years! I have recieved so many great books for far less than what I would pay at Costco or Amazon! I'll never use an e reader, I love holding a real book in my hand. This club is wonderful!"
"I just renewed my Limited Membership, and I have to say, as much as I wish I didn't have to pay for this swapping thing, it's well worth my 12.00. I love getting new books, and I've gotten offered stuff on my wish list here that I NEVER thought I'd ever get. And, I was surprised (and pleased!) that my unused free swaps from last year rolled over to this year, that was very nice. I'm happy!"
"Have been a member for a few years now, and as an avid reader, this has saved me quite a bit of money.
And I'm that strange person who loves to get mail, so this urge is satisfied as well.
My only quibble is with those members that don't mark a book as received, that I have to PM and remind more than once.
That part is quite irritating, and seems to be more common lately.
I'm hoping the small fee system will weed those folks out.
Other than that, this is a wonderful community!"
"This is a great idea that really helps spread the good word about reading. And the best part is you have so many different kinds of books to order. Love the club and the whole idea. To those who don't like the small fee, don't join. Go to Barnes and Noble."
"I'm so happy to be a member of PBS. I'm especially grateful for the opportunity to discover new-to-me authors, enjoy such a wonderful assortment of books, and be able to share some of my favorites with others."
"I love this club! I have traded & also received 100's of
books. So what if there is a nominal fee. I love to read
and this club allows me to do it very inexpensively. If I went to a store, even a used book store it would cost me thousands of $. I read 1-2 books a week. I enjoy reading the reviews by members which often help me decide if I want to order a particular book."