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and have 9 books registered - ready to be released into caches, Starbucks, etc. I released one yesterday at a Starbucks - no hit yet. I like to place books in caches, now I can track 'em! Verrry cool idea - I'm planning a bookcrossing only cache here in San Diego. Read and RELEASE!



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Originally posted by azog:



Yeah, I've been considering a bookcrossing based cache here in town - but I wasn't sure what the general feeling would be. I suppose it is just like any other themed cache, and therefore should be okay - I just know some people get concerned when asked to only take or leave a certain type of item.


The one you linked to there seems well thought out - I like the way he talks about it in the description, making it more than just a box of books. icon_smile.gif


Has anyone seen anything negative said about bookcrossing based caches? I haven't searched, so I don't know if there are many of them yet... just wondering what the overall feeling is in the community about them.



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Hmm... now I have to wonder, what is the best container to use for such a cache? It'd have to be something big, but I'd imagine it'd need to be almost airtight to help keep out the moisture and weather. Of course, ziplock baggies would be used - but I'd still think a good container might be hard to find. I'll probably end up resorting to a medium/large-ish rubbermaid container... not very airtight, but placed in the proper location it should be okay, I guess.



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Yup, I like the pocket books especially, though novel size fits in an ammo box pretty well too.


I also take books I find in caches and turn them into bookcrossing books. I generally email the original owner back too so they can watch their book as well.


Lastly, I always setup a bookcrossing table at our event caches and will soon have a permanent bookcrossing zone in Buffalo, NY.


- Dekaner of Team KKF2A

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I got all excited about bookcrossing in caches.Sadly of the two I put out first, one got lost when the cache fell inside a tree. The second cache was thrown into a river, so I guess the book was spoiled. I lost heart after that and have not placed anymore yet. I still think it's a great idea but will choose the caches more carefully!



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