Swap-bot Time: February 20, 2020 12:33 pm

CL: Traveling Book Card round 19

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Group:Carpe Librum
Swap Coordinator:carol (contact)
Swap categories: Books  Postcards 
Number of people in swap:10
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:4.50
Last day to signup/drop:January 31, 2020
Date items must be sent by:February 15, 2020
Number of swap partners:1

Hello fellow book lovers! Smadronia has given me permission to host this swap while she's busy with her new job. So, dig out those cards, write your recommendations and let's get those cards moving!

Please Note If your card has come back to you, you can always join again! Just send out another card like it's your first round! 3-4 Postcards can usually be mailed for the price of 1, so don't worry about sending out a second :)

This is Round 18 of the Traveling Book Card Swap. If you missed previous rounds, don't sweat it! You can join at any time.


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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