If you’re into the extremely rad tradition of sharing books, which we know you are, you’ll probably be thrilled by BookCrossing

BookCrossing is a social media network that facilitates the sharing of books and the establishment of connections between fellow readers. Users label their books, share with friends or strangers, and can track their books’ movement around the world. The site also has a forum dedicated to helping readers connect with each other, review books, buy used books at a discount, and hunt for books they want to read. Started in 2001, it’s gained a significant following, with almost 10 million users and 1 million books involved across 130 countries.

Pretty neat, folks.

Graham Todd is an intern at The Rumpus. He spends his mornings writing post-apocalyptic, vaguely biblical sci-fi horror comedy, his evenings tutoring the wide-eyed youth of the Palo Alto area, and his Thursdays at The Rumpus office, effectively “off the streets”. Beyond this weekly ritual, he enjoys karaoke, the movies, and jogging. More from this author →