Swap-bot Time: March 21, 2018 7:28 pm

CL: Traveling Book Card - Round 4

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Group:Carpe Librum
Swap Coordinator:smadronia (contact)
Swap categories: Books  Postcards 
Number of people in swap:12
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:January 1, 2018
Date items must be sent by:January 14, 2018
Number of swap partners:1

This is Round 4 of the Traveling Book Card Swap. If you missed the previous rounds, don't sweat! You can still sign up!


Your first swap will be you setting up your postcard. You can do this in advance of being assigned a partner.

Find a postcard you like that is 4″ x 6″, or 107mm x 152mm. This allows the postcard to easily fit in a normal envelope, as well as not requiring additional postage.

On the back, address the postcard to yourself. At the top, post the swap (CL: Traveling Book Card), and your Swap Bot name. Then, draw pairs of lines on the message side of the card. Aim for 4-7 pairs of lines.

If you're confused, or you're like me and like to see examples, please visit the Traveling Book Card Information and FAQ.

Once your postcard is set up, pop it in an envelope. Once partners are assigned, send it off.


Take the postcard you received in the previous round, make sure you've put down a recommendation, and send it on to the next person.

Didn't receive a card yet? Start a new one! It's okay to have multiple cards going out, but only if you don't have a card to pass on.

When You Receive your Partner's Postcard

You will be filling out one of the sets of lines. The top line is a book you recommend and the author. If you need to, let it run to the second line. Then, the bottom line should be your Swap Bot name, and your location.

You can choose how you want to put your location in. You can choose your town, state/province, and country, or some combination of them. At the very least, include your country so we can see where the postcards are traveling to.

Again, if you're not sure what to do, there are visuals on the Traveling Book Card Information and FAQ.

Let's revive this and send some book recommendations to our fellow swappers!


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