If you fly through books faster than you can buy them, you might want to save some money (and have some fun) by hosting a book swap party with your fellow bibliophiles. This type of party enables you to trade your old books for a friend’s pre-loved titles that are new to you. Here are a few ideas to keep in mind when planning your own book swap.
- Determine the logistics. Consider how many people to invite depending on the size of your space, and then decide how many books each person should bring based on that number. If you’re at a loss, 10 books per person is a good start. You might also want to ask each guest to bring a covered dish or his or her beverage of choice.
- Send an e-vite. Make things easy on yourself by sending out a quick email invitation to the people you want to invite.
- Include the right details. Since the party is a unique idea, the invitation should include the general idea of how things will work and how many books the person should bring.
- Set up a display. Set all of the books in boxes or on a table so that guests can check them out before the swap begins.
- Start swapping! Once it’s time to swap, go around a circle letting each guest choose a book on every turn.