How to Host a Swap Party
Swap Option: Books, CDs, and DVDs
How to organize: Separate novels, music, and movies by genre. Or mix them up in sections, such as classics, cult favorites, new and notable,
and mainstream hits. Lay them flat if you’ve got the space or sideways in bins so the spines are readable.
What to consider: Nothing is better than a personal recommendation: Ask guests to write one-sentence summaries on sticky notes and attach them to the covers. Member of a book club? Refresh your library by organizing a swap with another book club.
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