Community Book Swap marks one year anniversary |

Community Book Swap marks one year anniversary

The community book swap reaches its one-year milestone on Sunday.

It has been held from 1 to 3 p.m. the first Sunday of every month at Nevada City Seafood warehouse, 1020 Whispering Pines, in Grass Valley between Idaho-Maryland and Brunswick roads.

This Sunday, refreshments will be served to mark the occasion.

The swap provides a much-needed service that the community enthusiastically embraces.

It has been very gratifying to see the swap grow and become a viable, no-cost solution to getting what we need. It’s the way we should live and take care of one another as a community. There are so many new people each month, which indicates to me there is a continuing demand.

Recently we had nearly 200 swappers. This is big.

The swap is run by volunteers, and Nevada City Seafood provides the space for free. The swap system is simply bringing in unused books, CDs, DVDs, records and magazines, and picking up others for free.

The trade doesn’t have to equal the number of items brought in. Swappers can mix and match items and take any amount. You’d be surprised at some of the great finds there are. And it’s all free.

Guest authors, who advocate reading and support the swap, have also contributed to the swap’s success – along with its central location, wheelchair accessibility and good parking. Leftovers are donated to local nonprofits.

Volunteers are always needed. For more information, call (530) 470-0321, or visit

Nevada County resident Cheryl Noble is the organizer of the Community Book Swap.

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