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'Book Crossers' Converge on St. Louis

Ron Hornbaker, founder of bookcrossing.com
Ron Hornbaker, founder of bookcrossing.com

By Tom Weber, KWMU

St. Louis, MO –

About 40 book-crossers from around the country will be in St. Louis this weekend for their first-ever conference.

"Book-crossing" is a kind of free chain letter for books that was started by a Kansas City man, Ron Hornbaker.

People register their books and get a tracking number on the website. They then drop the book somewhere. Hopefully, someone else will find the book, read it, then write about finding it online.

KWMU's Tom Weber spoke with Hornbaker about the adventure of following your books around the world.

To find out more about bookcrossing, click here.

To hear the entire interview (about 12 minutes),
click here --->