I was participating in a Blank Book Swap for handmade books and it was the most fun ever. Basically, bookbinders from all over the place would send handbound blank books to the swap hostess and then the hostess mixed them up and sent them back out to the participants so everyone gets a great new book. Sooo much fun. Unfortunately, that swap has been shut down. So sad. But I would love to start a new one if I can find some interested bookbinders. It is a simple process: anyone interested could send their books to me and I'd swap them up and send them back and I could post photographs of all the books here on my blog for all to see.
I got some really awesome books from the swap. If you want to check them out, there are photos from all the swaps on the Volcano Arts website. I was involved for just a short time, but the swap had been ongoing for about five years so there are lots of photos there. Great place to get ideas for bookmaking.
Not realizing it would be canceled, I even had a book ready for next swap. This is the book I was going to send: