Buying Books At A Discount


Book reading is a wonderful hobby, however, collecting books can be quite expensive if you are not careful where you are buying them. Thanks to libraries, book reading does not have to cost a thing except for the yearly membership but on the other hand, it is very difficult to get your hands on the most recent best sellers in the library. In addition, it feels good to own a book and to be able to take it from your shelf whenever you need it. Fortunately, there are several ways to make book collecting a less expensive hobby enabling you to create your own private library.

If you would like to create a home library without spending a fortune, you should definitely consider buying used books. Finding the most recent hits in a second hand bookstore is a tough job but it is not impossible as some people do not feel the need to physically keep the books they read for one reason or the other. But if you are interested in classics or older books, than second hand bookstores are ideal, of course, if you do not mind that they have a history and reveal that they have been used. It is also possible to find used books which look as good as new although most of them show the effects of time and use. But then again, so do the books you have read and put on your bookshelves.

Choosing paper cover over hardcover is another good idea if you would like to increase your book collection on a budget. Paper cover does not look as good as hardcover and wears off a lot sooner, however, books which are put on the shelf as soon as they are read and are kept as such do not really have to have a hardcover although it is a good idea to choose the latter if you use a particular book on a frequent basis.


How much you will spend for your book collection also depends greatly on where you buy them. As already mentioned earlier, the cheapest way to get your hands on books are second hand bookstores but it is also possible to save a great deal of money on new books if you know where to find them at a discount. If you have the habit to simply buy books you want to read, it may be a good idea to buy a membership card to a bookstore which enables you to buy most books there at a discount. Choose a bookstore that has the best offer of books and offers the best price and buy exclusively from that store to get the most out of your membership card.

But the best way to save money on books regardless if you are after new or used books is to buy them online. Just about everything is much cheaper online than in physical stores including books although you should pay attention to the shipping costs when searching for the best price. There are a few online bookstores which do not charge for shipping but most of them offer bulk delivery discounts or a cheap courier service.