There are many people who just can’t seem to stop reading. They devour every book in sight, finishing even the thickest novels in only a few days. For these voracious readers, buying used is not only a good idea, it is imperative. New books can be expensive. Instead of spending all of their hard earned money on books they’ll complete in a week, book addicts should buy used books.
If the reader already has the book they want in mind, comparison shopping online can save them money and time. Simply enter the book’s title into a site like Ugenie.com or BookFinder.com to see a list of prices. These websites will search a plethora of online booksellers and return a list of the cheapest deals. This can help save time so that the consumer doesn’t have to look through all of the online used booksellers themselves.
When the reader doesn’t know what they want and would rather browse for books, there are plenty of local used bookstores in most metro areas. Half Price Books is a popular used bookstore that has locations in fourteen US states. Search the local yellow pages to see where great used bookstores are to find the best deals.
Another way to browse used books is by searching online from the comfort of home. Doing a simple search on used books can bring a large list of companies that provide them. Powells.com has plenty of categories for readers to browse through, as well as great prices on their used book selection.
Cheaper still, the classic way to find used books is at the local library.
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Libraries let readers borrow used books for free for a set period of time. This is a great option for people who don’t wish to keep the books they read. Libraries can be found anywhere, even in most small towns. Search the yellow pages or online to find one in your city.
Used cook books are plentiful when searching stores, libraries, and online booksellers. Since cooks learn the recipes and are able to recall them later, it’s normal for cookbooks to circulate through the used book market. Also, buying a used cook book is a good way to sample recipes.
Used college books are one of the biggest areas of used books. Since most students only need their textbook for a few months, the books go in and out of circulation regularly. Most college students are also low on funds, so buying used college books is very important. This can save a lot of money. New textbooks can go for over one hundred dollars, so buying used college books is the smartest thing a student can do.
Most readers prefer paperback books. They’re easy to carry around and are often a cheaper buy. For those people who like used paperback books, Paperback Book Swap could be right for them. This is a website that facilitates the trading of used paperback books between members. It doesn’t cost any money to receive a book and only costs shipping to send one of your own. This is a great way to read books for those readers who go through books quickly. Visit Paperbackswap.com to join.
Buying used books can save a lot of money for the avid reader. New books are expensive, so buying books used is the best idea. Whether you like cooking, reading textbooks, or just sitting down with a good novel, used books can help you.
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Used Books. Powells.com. 1994-2007. 14 Feb. 2007