Bookcrossing And Geocaching

Posted in Geocaching on Feb 08, 2008

Hey, we just stumbled across a type of cache that we were not aware of before, and it combines another one of our passions – books!

These ‘book caches’ combine the concept of ‘bookcrossing’ (the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others, who then do likewise) with Geocaching. It’s the ultimate book exchange!

The concept is simple – take a book, leave a book. A few of the book caches are themed and you should only exchange like books. As well, ensure that the books are protected from the elements.

Some of these caches are actual Bookcrossing Zones, registered on, the online free book exchange website that coined the term ‘bookcrossing’ back in 2001 and now has over 600,000 members releasing books into the wild.

A keyword search on GC for ‘book’ and ‘bookcross’ will hopefully yield results for your area. If not, perhaps it’s a hint to create your own library! :)

And speaking of library and books, there’s quite a number of ‘library caches’, where the Geocache is hidden inside a library, usually inside a book.

Geocachers are not only active but apparently ‘well -read’ too!

Keep on cachin’

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