Bookmarks now being mailed

February 4, 2009

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I received delivery yesterday of 3 huge pallets of printed stuff, comprising of 700 boxes of bookmarks, and 200 boxes of mooch cards. The driver used a forklift, and told me it was a total of 3600 pounds of weight!

It’s going to take me a few days to get these all mailed. I labelled & stamped 200 packages last night: only 700 more packages to go! I don’t dare put more than 200 in my car at a time, because that’s 700 pounds of weight, and I’m not sure just how much my Toyota Prius can handle.

Everybody: thanks for waiting, it’s taken me a long time to get these cards. Sorry!

Also, I just received notice from my UK printer that they’re finally running this job, so it shouldn’t be too long now before the UK moochers of these cards get their packages in the mail.

22 Responses to “Bookmarks now being mailed”

  1. Robert Schmidt said

    Thanks for doing this! I’ll be putting these out with the Bookmooch display at our university library!

  2. Renee said

    Thanks, John.

    Thanks for all you do to keep this site up and running.


  3. Hercules40 said

    Thanks again John for doing this. BTW. I am finally in a position to help sending out cards and bookmarks again (financially). Have you considered asking people to help you with that again like before?

    Also, will you be creating BM #s of 25 and 50 lots of these to give away? I will out one in every book I give away.

  4. Eva Marie said

    Thanks John! I can’t wait to get the cards again and I’m SO excited to get the bookmarks! So many moochers have been asking me and I’m always giving them to family members to give out and friends and family overseas! I can’t wait!
    You’re the best! 😀

  5. re: Hercules & bundles of 25/50/100 bookmarks each.

    YES: people can add to their inventories that they are willing to send smaller bundles of bookmarks.

    You can see “book” entries in BookMooch for these smaller sizes by searching for “moochmarks” and clicking “show all” or at this url:

    re: people helping me.

    While it was great to have lots of people help, it a) cost a lot more in postage to send shipments of 100 boxed to multiple volunteers, and b) many of the volunteers were timely in sending the boxes out, but a few were not, and I got a lot of complaints. So, I’d rather just take care of doing them myself.

    It costs me about $25 per box to send these (roughly: $20 for printing, $3 for postage, $1 to reach me, $1 for the shipping box) of bookmarks or mooch cards, I don’t really want to add to that cost.

  6. Kath said

    Any likelihood of them being available to Aussie moochers?

  7. Lisa said

    thanks so much for offering these! Can’t wait to hand them out to people!

  8. Patti said

    Thanks for all that you do, John! We really appreciate it. I’ll make sure to get these bookmarks to everyone all over the world.

    And I love that you have a Prius!

  9. Emma said

    Hooray! Can’t wait for the UK supply! 🙂 Well done John!

  10. Kathy Arkwright said

    Hooray! Please don’t forget little me in England?

    With all our bookgroups waiting for these!

    Thank you John.

    Best Wishes,

  11. Sherry said

    Thank you so much for letting all of us know about the cards and bookmarks. It will be so great to get thses cards and bookmarks. You did an awesome job working so hard to get these all for us. Thanks again John. Can’t wait to see them.

  12. Sterile said

    Thanks john for the information about the bookmarks. I will try to mooch from another member as I completely missed out in the UK again.

  13. Gill said

    I will get the cards and bookmarks from the UK printer on Monday 16th Feb so will be putting them up for mooch during that week. N

  14. Kathy Arkwright said

    Just Brilliant!! Thank you so much.

  15. amanda COMMANDAKRHS said

    wow–looks like we can mooch these soon. I missed sign-up, but that’s okay.


  16. Nandi Crawford said

    Is it possible, how is it possible to get the bookmarks? Thank You.

  17. Patricia said

    Look forward to seeing the bookmarks circulate with the books!

  18. Ruth Ann said

    John, I’ve received mine and have started handing them out. I love the bookmarks and yes, you are awesome!

  19. Lisa Richards said

    Got my great looking bookmarks today. Can’t wait to include them in all my mooches.

  20. robbie said

    would love to find out how to get some of these, actually got some of the bookmooch cards, even got the mail carriers in my area hooked on to bookmooch. going, great.

  21. Kathy S. said

    I tow a 1,000 pound trailer with my 2004 Prius with at least a few hundred pounds of luggage in the car itself, and it handles the load fine. 🙂

  22. Mel said


    If only I could get enough points to get the bookmarks. If there is a waiting list you can put me on that.
    Your Friend,

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