Q: Then what is an OBCZ or OCZ?
A: This is an Official BookCrossing Zone. A BC member, with the permission of the location manager, sets up a box, shelf, corner, etc. to become a centralized location for exchanging books.
You can print out and display a poster, or buy window clingies and OBCZ kits from the Supply Store. You may have to keep it stocked at first, but after awhile, people will catch on and start taking from the OBCZ and leaving their own books.
There is a very complete OBCZ Primer, created by member bookczuk, and a Forum for OBCZ Managers. Plus, member Netstation created a World Wide BookCrossing OBCZ Finder to help you find an OBCZ near you, wherever you are!
Anyway, from time to time, I get donations from people in the community. It's always fun to walk in and see that the donation box actually has stuff in it. Yesterday, I went in to restock and check on things and the box was overflowing with stuff. Here's a summary of my thoughts:
Ooh, books in the donation box.
I want to touch them.
Surely it isn't.
But it is.
Are you serious?
Someone donated their college yearbook from 1984?
Did they think that if *they* didn't even want their 1984 college yearbook, someone else would?
What the crap am I supposed to do with this?