Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Book Swap for PTA Live Sydney 2014

PenguinTeen Australia Live is fast approaching for Sydney! I hope to see many of you on the 16th of June to discuss many things relating to bookish awesome.

As this is one of very few chances that many of us will get to see each other I thought it'd be good to do a book swap. We all have books we've read and don't want, or books we're willing to share with others because we want to share the love, so why not do it at PTA Live? I'm anticipating this to be a really large gathering so I thought it'd be the perfect opportunity.

Here's how it's going to work - if you guys think this is a good idea I'll put up a Google form where we can put in the books we're each willing to swap out.
For the sake of clarity I was thinking of dividing this into categories:

  • Book(s) we're willing to GIVE to other people which we don't want - these are for keeps for whoever claims it
  • Book(s) we're willing to LEND out for an unspecified length of time - it's assumed the owner won't really mind when/if this gets returned
  • Book(s) we're willing to LEND out as long as the borrower gives it back - either by meeting up or through mail which the owner will specify
Please comment below on your opinion on the matter and if you'd be considering participating c:

Here's the link to the gDoc:

Note: this is NOT organised by PTA at all. They don't have anything to do with it. The books we are lending fall under the responsibility of the respective owners. We are just using PTA Live Sydney gathering as a venue to swap!


  1. I'm still trying to think of what books I have that people would want to borrow, but I would definitely want to be a part of this :)

  2. I'd definitely contribute! I don't mind giving out any of my books so I could probably just link you to my bookshelf tour haha. Have you put this in the Aussie YA Bloggers Goodreads group? You should! :D

    1. I'll link this up in the YA bloggers group c: but good to hear!

  3. I'm coming, yay! I definitely have some books I'd like to GIVE. I will be bringing my sister as well. I can't wait :D

  4. I'm coming too and also have some books to give/swap/share :) This sounds like a great idea, I'm looking forward to seeing you all!

    1. Woohoo, I'm so excited to meet you Eugenia!

  5. I would be super keen for this! I will have to look through my books to see if there is any I don't want anymore