Bookup – hookups for books!

The Bookup App is for readers of print books who want to swap their books for other books in their area, free of charge, and potentially make a new friend with a shared interest in reading. Bookup provides location-based book swapping functionality. Unlike most competitors in the book swapping space, this app is location-based and has chat functionality.

Has your personal library of print books been building up over the years? Taking those used books to a bookstore and reselling them is often impossible – bookstores usually aren't interested. If you don't reread your books often, then they just end up gathering dust on a bookshelf. Why not give these books of yours a new life by “hooking them up” with a new owner in your geographic area? And, of course, you'll receive a book in exchange. It's a win-win solution for all, including the books! :)

-Image display shows you the print books in your area that are available to be swapped

-Chat function allows you to directly connect with other readers in your area, once a “Bookup” connection has been made

-Push notifications letting you know when a “Bookup” has occurred

What’s New

Version 3.2.1

- Bar scan issue fixed: Data is populated after scanning the bar code

Ratings and Reviews

darkshifter ,

Great App

For book lovers who want to meet other book lovers, this app helps connect readers from all over. Great way to share your interests and find others who might be not just into your library, but you as well.

Lisahula ,

Too buggy

I was so excited to try this up but it's buggy. The books to pass or request don't even load (yes, my wifi speed is fine).

Developer Response ,

Thanks for reporting this, Lisahula. We are actively working on fixing any identified bugs in the app. Books will load as long as you're in a geographic area where other books have been uploaded. Please note: the majority of Bookup users (at the time of this writing) are in Toronto, Canada. Regards


35 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, Portuguese

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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