I've been doing Books for Trade for over a year now and it (for the most part) has been a great experience! Through books for trade, I have obtained ARCs and finished copies that I had been looking for for a long time! I've done dozens of trades and I've only had one instance where I didn't get my side of the trade. The tag on twitter is full of great people that are really committed to keeping things moving smoothly.
Recently, a new hashtag started on twitter called Bookish Wish. Essentially, people post their wishlists (similar to Books for Trade) and hope that someone will contact them. This is a great way to help people that otherwise wouldn't be able to get books due to money issues.
Since I had some books that I couldn't trade (they were put up on the tag for months with no luck), I decided to offer up a bunch of mine to just send out...for free. Despite being about $15 poorer, I'm actually super glad I did this, because it made me feel so good to send out books to those people and I would 100% do it again. And I plan to!
The Bookish Wish tag is full of great, generous people. I'm so glad to be a part of such an amazing community that helps others.
If you want to give these tags a look, just search up #booksfortrade or #bookishwish and make someone else's day. Or even post your own books/wishlists! You might be surprised!