Archive for April, 2008

Captivity Is No Festival

Monday, April 28th, 2008

This weekend in Los Angeles marked the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, an annual book-a-palooza, featuring hundreds of authors, publishers, collectors, retailers, bloggers, media and book lovers. But this year’s Festival was special, because it marked the debut of the BIBLIOPHILE ACTION NETWORK (BAN). This grass-roots group was out in force to protest the shockingly pervasive practice of imprisoning books.

Video of BAN’s most impassioned protest is here.

In a leaflet, BAN declared that “CAPTIVITY IS NO FESTIVAL” (Click to read the captivity-is-no-festival-flyer)

And shared the following facts: (more…)

We Love the Green Team

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Hello 2SWAPPers!

The green community has been very supportive of our new site and its eco-friendly model. Both www.TreeHugger.com and www.GreenDaily.com have written great pieces about 2SWAP! Take a look for yourself at the following links:

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/03/book-swap-green-choice.php

http://www.greendaily.com/2008/03/31/get-your-college-books-free/

We appreciate the support from these two sites, and from all of you for spreading the word! If you have friends that don’t know about 2SWAP yet, then show them these articles so they can see what our friends at TreeHugger and GreenDaily had to say about us!

Enjoy this extra reading material, and thanks for being green!