Why I've Stopped Buying from Barnes & Noble, and Other Ways I Don't Overpay for Books
Here's the Deal:
I love bookstores. I love them all. I even love Barnes & Noble. But I don't love their prices. To be fair, the money they ask for their books is pretty unreasonable, but as a book lover, I'm going to pay however much they want me to pay. (WHY ARE BOOKS MY KRYPTONITE?!?) So, I've come to help you book people who like your books and money in equal amounts.
Step 1: Survey Your Options
Do you know about all the online alternatives there are to B&N for your book buying needs? Well, there are plenty of other cheap ways to get the books you've been wanting. Some of my favorites include:
Step 2: Break It Down
Now's the part where you have to figure out what you're looking for? Do you want brand new books or are you okay with slightly used or scratch and dent books? Once you find out what you are looking for, then you can start your shopping. (I've even made a fancy schmancy quiz for you to take!)
Step 3: Start Shopping!
After you've figured out where to shop for your newfangled books, go out there and get yourself some bargains! Personally, I love the Book Outlet and the Book Depository for buying my books, but sometimes they don't have all the newest YA on there, so I go to Amazon when I need new releases or preorders. (Also be sure to click here to use my Book Depository Affiliate Link next time you shop for books!) Usually, with preorders, there is a discount since the book isn't released, and you get release day shipping as well!
Just remember: the only thing better than new books are new cheap books!
Where do you buy books? Let me know in the comments below!
While she shops for new books,
If I read a book that cost me $20 and I get one good idea, I've gotten one of the greatest bargains of all time.
— Tom Peters
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Ashton is a high school girl with a passion for books. She also participates in other activities such as sports and musical groups.
2019 Reading Challenge
Ashton has read 1 book toward her goal of 50 books.