BookCrossing is the act of releasing books “into the wild” and then following their journeys and the lives they touch.
BookCrossing is an innovative place where more than a million people in over 130 countries come to share their passion for books with the world.
The idea for BookCrossing began with CEO Ron Hornbaker and partners Heather and Bruce Pedersen in March 2001. The website was launched about four weeks later on April 17, 2001. Word trickled out on the web, bringing new members slowly but steadily, until March 2002 when a one-page story in Book Magazine started an avalanche of global press and media attention that continues today.
Here’s how it works. BookCrossers register their books (the ones they know they’ll never read again) at www.bookcrossing.com. Each book registered on BookCrossing receives its very own BCID (BookCrossing ID number), which enables members to “tag and track” the book as it journeys through life. The book itself is labeled with the BCID number and site information, then left somewhere (released) for someone else to find.
To learn how you can join "free" and learn of the travels of your books, pick up the latest issue of Our USA.