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Joined Sunday, September 11, 2005
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Extended Profile


What is BookCrossing?
What is the connection with World Space Week?
What do I need to release books during World Space Week?
What is the history of BookCrossing?

Latest stats (10 October)

TOTAL = 703 books.

UK 461, USA 107, Australia 60, Germany 39, Canada 23, Italy 5, South Africa 5, Philippines 1.

What is BookCrossing?

BookCrossing is the act of releasing books “into the wild” and then following their journeys and the lives they touch. The main BookCrossing web site (of which this page is a part) is what makes it all possible.


What is the connection with World Space Week?

During World Space Week 2005(October 4-10) we want BookCrossers - old and new - to join us in celebrating WSW by wild releasing space and science-fiction books all over the world.


What do I need to release books during WSW?

1) A BookCrossing account - free, anonymous and available from this site - just click on the Home link (above left) and then on join bookcrossing.

2) Some books to release - these must be registered on bookcrossing. Each will be given a BCID - a unique identifier that allows each to be tracked in its travels

3) Some BookCrossing labels - you can make your own if you like, but Australian BookCrosser Saine has produced some specially for World Space Week. These can be downloaded from here or from Saine's Wandering Word website.

4) Somewhere to release the books - they can be released anywhere, but if you have a space/science museum, planetarium or similar nearby, then you might try these.

When you release a book, you make a 'release note' so that other BookCrossers can look for it, if they wish.

PLEASE!! - When you have registered a book (and before you release it), send the 10-digit BCID to us so that we can list it on this page and keep track of all the books released.

You can do this by either:

Clicking here or the link above that says Send WSW-BC a private message (this conceals your email address), or by

Emailing to

If you have any questions, you can contact us the same way.


What is the history of BookCrossing?
(adapted from Bookcrossing media kit)

The BookCrossing idea was conceived in March of 2001, and the website was launched about four weeks later, on April 17, 2001. Growth the first eleven months was slow, with only about 100 new members each month. That all changed in March of 2002 with a one-page story in Book magazine, which started an avalanche of media attention that continues today. The result of the great press and the novel idea is that now around 350 new BookCrossers sign up at the website each day.

Who is doing it?

The 400,000+ BookCrossers who have registered around 2.5 million books (as of September 3, 2005). Membership at the website is free, so all that is required is access to the internet and a love for BookCrossing.

Where are they doing it?

BookCrossing is a global phenomenon, with members from over 150 countries from Antarctica to Zimbabwe. The United States leads the way, followed by the UK, Canada, Australia, Italy, Spain and Germany. Books know no geographical boundaries, and are often released at overseas travel destinations.

How does it work?

BookCrossers register their books at the website so that each has its own BCID (BookCrossing ID number), which is used to “tag” or label the book inside the cover. People who “catch” a wild book follow the instructions on the label to go to to see where the book has been and to make a new journal entry so that other BookCrossers know it’s in good hands.

Why are they doing it?

BookCrossing combines serendipity, adventure, altruism and literature in a unique mix that true bibliophiles find irresistible. With its similarity to releasing messages in a bottle, or notes in helium balloons, BookCrossing harkens back fond childhood memories. With its connection to literacy, BookCrossing makes an ideal activity with which parents and teachers can encourage children to appreciate both reading and sharing.


This BookCrossing webpage is maintained by the The Space Education Council

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