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    lately i have been cashing in my prize coupons for hardcovers on the books in our library foyer. i'm also looking forward to the upcoming library bonaza book sale in a week or two. the 2nd day you can get a bag full for $5.00.

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    Usually Chapters.ca, seems to be where I can find the titles I want and not bad shipping pricces, usually. When I order from the States, I get KILLED on shipping....boooo!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mklady View Post
    I've rarely bought new books in my lifetime. I've always been a big library user and when they have their sales, I seriously stock up. They've always charged $1 per shopping bag and 25 cents per hardback. Therefore it's no wonder that I have 4 or 5 boxes sitting in my living room that I couldn't move at our yardsale a few weeks ago. They're mostly sci-fi paperbacks and I guess there isn't a demand for them.

    Sadly, a number of my hardbacks came from the library's dumpster pile. They have all these stupid rules about donations and stuff these days. They also have a limit on how many books they can store. I go with my Mom to return books one night and there are about 20 boxes sitting out by the trash can. We went through them as best we could and loaded my van up. It was the same thing after a book sale, tons of children's books, the ones that are used in schools, just sitting there for trash.

    I hate to see a book go in the trash, it's not right. It makes me cry.
    That's just so wrong! Donate them to a charity shop and get some good out of them rather than throwing them away! Another pet peeve of mine is when you see old books being used as decoration in a pub or somewhere. Books are to be read, not stuffed on some high shelf to fit in with some pub chains decor.

    I get mine from all over, but very rarely the local library (which is crap tbh). I love rumaging at car boot sales and in charity shops and its also a great way of trying out an author or genre you haven't bothered with before. It's much better to spend 50p or a quid on a book rather than 7 or 8 for a new one only to find out its crap. The other thing I like about second hand books is you can find some really great authors/stories that you never would have been able to enjoy because they are now out of print due to changing tastes.

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    I usually get my books from Borders, Target or Pathmark.

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    I get my books mainly from Amazon. I love the buyers' reviews. Usually they're pretty right about a book. Other than that, I pick up one at the grocery store.

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    I am a huge library geek and I go to the library about once a month. Plus, I buy used books at the library, and go to library book sales. Sometimes, if I hit the right library sale, I can get a whole shopping bag full of books for $3.
    I also go to the big local book stores, like Schuler Books and Barnes & Noble, but I like to support the little college bookstores in town that have used and rare books, too. I have ordered books online, and I borrow books from people I know. I will buy books from flea markets and from garage sales as well. I will get a book, that looks like it might be interesting, from almost anywhere.

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    I buy them anywhere and everywhere. Book sales, online, markets, anywhere. I love books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sojiita View Post
    I just went to a local library book 'sale' and bought 25 hardcover books of all kinds. It was fun...going through the books, and you could basically set your own price!(yay) so I paid a dollar a book.

    Has anyone else been to one of these?

    Where do you get your books? Bookstores, online, yard sales, etc. etc.??

    Just wondering.

    *I have no room for these..but I am sure I will find places for them! How can you not buy books on the cheap? It is like catnip to cats!

    *I searched and did not find a thread like this...just sayin'
    How cool Soj! I usually buy from Amazon or Ebay and just recently borders. But I have spent a fortune on books and would dearly love to find a good book swap place but there seems to be none around anymore. Not where I live anyhow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bellini View Post
    I get my books mainly from Amazon. I love the buyers' reviews. Usually they're pretty right about a book. Other than that, I pick up one at the grocery store.
    I love those reviews too but recently found another review site that I find to be a little better - goodreads.com!

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    Mainly online...second hand or at a discount. I buy mine from Play.com (UK), bookdepository.co.uk and abebooks.co.uk

    Both Play and the Bookdepository do free postage and packaging. I cannot remember the last time i paid full price for a book.

    Occasionally i borrow from the library. But these are mainly books i know i will not want to read again.

    I buy bio's and historical books mainly. I love buying stuff on classic hollywood stars.


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    Mostly from the library.
    Then the bookstore, then Amazon.

    In that order.

    I used to buy books as much as I buy shoes ( a lot ) but went back to the good ol' library.

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    I downloaded the Kindle software on my PC and downloand them from Amazon - there is a pretty big selection for 1 cent. Most of the books I purchase for more are still much cheaper than buying from a bookstore. I try to stay away from new releases as they are $9.99. I just got the whole Lord of the Rings trilogy for about $13.

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