Book Swap Party  
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Book Swap Party Page! The place to find games for your next party!

Have you heard of a book swap party?

It's genius! Really it is!

You get to discover new books while clearing out your shelves! Well okay.. maybe your not so much clearing out your shelves as you are replacing old books with new... which is perfectly okay with me!  

Head over to our Facebook page and tell us what your favorite book is! We are always looking for new reads! Or if you have game suggestions! We would love to hear about it! 


Book Swap Party Ideas!


Bring a favorite 

How well do you know your friends?  

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Objective: Swap!

Items Needed for your Book Swap Party Idea, Bring a Favorite: Have each guest bring books that they would like to swap for other books. Table(s). Create categories for the books to be placed in, for example: Mystery, Romance, Fiction, NON-Fiction etc. This will help the swap go a bit smoother. Raffle tickets

Game Play: As guest arrive with their books give them a raffle ticket for each. They will then use the raffle tickets to "purchase" the new to them books from the book swap. Take turns or let guest browse as they like. 

Bring a Favorite Book Swap party game! A book exchange of sorts!

Magazine's Magazine's Magazine's 

Don't forget the magazine's!  

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Magazines, Magazines Party Game! A fun game for book lovers!

Objective: Swap!

Items Needed for your Book Swap Party Idea, Magazine's Magazine's, Magazine's: The same idea as mentioned above but with Magazines! If your like me you have a ton laying around in various places through out your house! 

Game Play: As guest arrive with their books and magazines give them a raffle ticket for each. They will then use the raffle tickets to "purchase" the new ones from the book swap. Take turns or let guest browse as they like. 


Post it! 

Give us a reason  

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Objective: Explain your theory... 

Items Needed for your Book Swap Party Idea, Post It!: Post its and pens. 

Game Play: As guests arrive with their books and magazines have them write on a post it their theory or reasons as to why a book is worth reading! 

Post It party game to go with your Book Swap Party Theme!

Book Themed Cocktails 

Please drink responsibly! 

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Objective: Relax and have fun! 

Items Needed for your Book Swap Party, Book Themed Cocktails: A variety depending on the drinks. Have a few different recipes for guest to choose from... We pinned a few of our favorite recipes on Pinterest to help give you some ideas! Check them out below! 




Even more books!

Favorite Book Ever?  

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Objective: Share your favorites in a different way! 

Items Needed for your Book Swap Party Idea, Even More Books: Paper, pens and a bowl or jar. 

Game Play: If your like me you have a few favorite books that didn't make it to the book swap. As there is NO WAY I am giving up my favorite! How would I read it again and again if I did that?!

As the party moves along give each guest a piece of paper and a pen and ask them to write down their all time favorite book, why or what about it strikes them the most, and their email address. 

After guests have left and you've had a break pull the papers out of the jar and combine them into a list of all the books recommended and why. Then send an email out to all party goers with the recommendations! 

< One of my favorites... the Shatter Me series written by Tahereh Mafi 




Party Games!


Which Book?! 

It's all about memory? 

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Objective: Can you guess the book!

Items Needed for your Book Swap Party Game, Which Book?!: Gather the plot summaries from some of your favorite books and write them down numbering them from 1 to ?. Leaving out the specific name of the characters or places that would give the answer away to easily. 

Which Book? Party Game... a perfect addition to you Book Party!

For example: Replacing names with She or He and other easy switches. For Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone it would read: 

"He has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He's never worn a cloak of invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All he knows is a miserable life with the Relatives, the man and woman, and their child." 

On another sheet of paper create a answer key by writing down the corresponding name of the book to the correct number. 

Game Play: As the game begins the host will read the plot summary aloud to the guests. Who will then write their answers down on a sheet of paper. And so on until all book summaries have been written. The players that gets the most correct wins! 


First Line?! 

Can you guess the beginning? 

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Objective: Guess the beginning of the book. 

Items Needed for your Book Swap Party Game, First Line?!: Lots of Books, pen, and paper. 

Game Play: The first player will pick a book and read the excerpt from the back. Each player will then write down what they think the first line of the book will be and then pass it to the reader of the book (in this case the first player who will right down the REAL first line as they await the other players). The first player will then read all of the first lines aloud including the real one from the book. Player then try to guess which one is the correct line. If they get it correct they receive a point, if they do not then they receive none. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins! 


My Favorite Word

Do you have one? 

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Objective: Guess the correct definition!

Items Needed for your Book Swap Party Game, My Favorite Word: A Dictionary, pen, and paper. 

Game Play: Have the host start this game by choosing a word from the dictionary and writing down the correct definition along with two false definitions. The other players must then guess which is the correct definition. If they get it right then they receive 1 point, the definition giver gets 2 points for every person they were able to fool with a false definition! The player with the most points at the end of game play wins! 


Pick a Line

Do you have one? 

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Objective: Write a story.. of sorts! 

Items Needed for your Book Swap Party Game, Pick a Line: Books, pen, and paper. 

Game Play: Have guests take turns writing down a line from a book. It could be a book on hand, a quote from a favorite, a magazine, etc. After all guests have taken a turn read the whole page aloud. It will be interesting to see what story comes about!  




For even more book themed party games check out our Teen Book Themed Party Page!! 

Easily adapted from teen to adult!