Books usually contain esoteric knowledge, tales of humor and gallantry, or hollowed-out insides filled with Harry Truman’s love letters or sweet, creamy nougat. See for yourself what lies beneath the cover with today’s side deal: for $5, you get one month of unlimited three-at-a-time book rentals from BookSwim (a $23.95 value). The value of this Groupon may be put toward an upgrade to a higher package. This membership will be automatically renewed (and your credit card charged) after your month-long Groupon membership is up.
BookSwim offers unlimited access to the hottest fiction and nonfiction books delivered straight to your door. There are no due dates, late fees, or nosy librarians. To get started, create a pool of books you’d like to read, and, with a light reader membership, you’ll receive a shipment of your top three folios along with a prepaid return envelope. Simply return two or more finished page-turners at a time, and receive unlimited wordy refills for the entire month. Bookworms with a surplus of leisure time can apply this Groupon toward the price of a casual, avid, or devout membership. Page-laden packages arrive in your mailbox within 3–10 days, and return shipments take 4–14 days. Outgoing packages can be upgraded to priority mail for $6.99.
BookSwim’s catalog contains an astonishingly ample collection of literature’s greatest CliffNotes hits, such as The Great Gatsby and Macbeth, alongside contemporary bestsellers such as Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Browse by category, including science fiction and fantasy or outdoors and nature. BookSwim will make personalized recommendations based on your likes, dislikes, and opinions of Robert Frost’s meatloaf recipe. If you can’t bear to part with a literary masterpiece, you have the option to purchase any book in your pool at a discounted price based on its condition and age. Register online and let the eye-feasting begin.
You must cancel after one month if you do not wish to be automatically charged for recurring membership. You will receive an email reminder before further charges are made. Charges will also be incurred on any unreturned books 30 days after cancellation.
- Instead of loitering at a bookshop all afternoon, try an alternative way to preview books that pique your interest. Known as the Netflix of books, BookSwim (www.bookswim.com) provides the opportunity to have rental reads delivered straight to your home. – Marques G. Harper, Austin Statesman