Wow! We are getting lots of folks interested in this swap. Very cool. I have also been getting requests for a few more details. Sorry not to have posted this info sooner. I am very new at swapping and have never hosted before!
So here's all the details I can think of for now:
Children's Book Guidelines: Please go for something vintage, in decent condition for it's age. I personally do love to find children's names scribbled on a page or two, or an old bookplate in the front, so I think that would be okay. But please try to avoid books with coloring on every page and several pages torn/ missing.
I think anything published prior to 1975 should qualify as vintage. Try to keep the price you pay for your vintage book between $15-$20. If you can get a few books for $15-20, great!!!
Antique stores, eBay, and flea markets are wonderful places to find vintage books.
Picture books, chapter books, all will work as long as they were written for children-teens.
Crafty Bookmark : Anything you create or purchase from an artist who handmade the bookmark goes! I have seen crocheted and knitted bookmarks, clay bookmarks, altered art paper and collaged bookmarks. the possibilities are endless!
As mentioned, I'll take sign ups until September 2nd. On September 3rd I will match everyone up with 1 partner and notify everyone of their partners' name. Participants can then email each other their respective addresses. It would be wonderful if everyone could mail out their goodies by September 16th.
I hope that's helpful. Please let me know if you can think of any other questions :-) And thanks for your patience with a newbie like me!!!!