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Good News for Bookworms on a Budget

New sites are surfacing allowing budget-conscious bibliophiles to swap books, movies, and more through the mail rather than buying them. This is an awesome money-saver for avid readers that don’t have time to drop by the library. My old friends at SmartMoney picked some of the top sites in a recent article.

Frugal Reader, Bookins, Title Trader, and PaperBackSwap are all sites that let you post books you have to trade and request books you want from others. So far the sites are free, allowing you request credits based on the number of books you send out. Membership fees may be added as the sites grow, and some already offer premium memberships for readers wanting to request more books than they share.

Peerflix and My DVD Trades offer similar services for DVDs.

When shipping books, USPS Media Mail rates, starting at just $1.59, are a great value.

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David Weliver is the founding editor of Money Under 30. He's a cited authority on personal finance and the unique money issues we face during our first two decades as adults. He lives in Maine with his wife and two children.