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Re: Where do you normally get your books?

Post by mwatt » 16 Mar 2016, 23:53

I get most of my books through Amazon. I find lots at thrift stores, too! But, I still love the look, feel and smell of a real book store and love to find small book shops with hidden treasures!

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Post by readinreed » 17 Apr 2016, 15:19

When I was living in the US, the local library was my go to place for books. I was lucky because my library subscribed to Overdrive Media which also gave me access to e-books and audiobooks.

I'm now living on a small island in the tropics and my choices include internet sources such as Amazon, or "take one, leave one" shelves at the local restaurants. The shelves are fun because you get to see what everyone in the community is reading. Now that I think about the way we share books around here, I guess its an informal island book club!

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Post by 1_2_5_am » 17 Apr 2016, 22:04

I usually purchase mine from Amazon.
Occasionally I will purchase online from Barnes & Noble and Wal-Mart.

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Post by Taylor Razzani » 18 Apr 2016, 15:00

readinreed wrote:When I was living in the US, the local library was my go to place for books. I was lucky because my library subscribed to Overdrive Media which also gave me access to e-books and audiobooks.

I'm now living on a small island in the tropics and my choices include internet sources such as Amazon, or "take one, leave one" shelves at the local restaurants. The shelves are fun because you get to see what everyone in the community is reading. Now that I think about the way we share books around here, I guess its an informal island book club!
Those shelves sound like a cool idea! I've run into little free libraries around here that have the same policy. Unfortunately, there wasn't anything in them I really wanted to read. But it is still an awesome idea!

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Post by stoppoppingtheP » 18 Apr 2016, 15:04

Either at the library, online or used book sales.

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Post by ppt4895 » 18 Apr 2016, 21:13

I usually go to Barnes and Noble if I don't want to wait for Amazon to ship it. I sometimes buy Amazon ebooks for my kindle. The website thriftbooks is an amazing resource. They offer cheap used books! And if you spend at least 10 dollars you get free shipping! I'm a college student with not much money, and it's really been a lifesaver.

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Post by Anusuya Borah » 18 Apr 2016, 22:13

From wherever I get!!!

Stores , Online, Library and friends 8) 8

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Post by aparsons » 19 Apr 2016, 16:48

My university used to have one of those free fiction shelves on the honor system. I found out about some of my current favorite authors from those shelves.
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Post by TrishaAnn92 » 19 Apr 2016, 16:51

I will get books from a thriftbooks site, Barnes N Noble, Walmart, Amazon particularly. I am not picky about where I get my books. :)
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Post by Krisy1989 » 19 Apr 2016, 19:07

When I lived in San Diego it was at Book Off! Which was a great little store, but now that I am buying books at library book sales, thrift stores and I have a $30 credit at a local used book store, since I sold back a lot of my books when I recently moved. Only time I buy a book brand new is if it is a J.K. Rowling book :)

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Post by Gannon » 19 Apr 2016, 21:41

I can spend a whole Sunday at the markets going through the book stalls trying to find some hidden gems or just books I don't have in my Library. It's a great feeling when you find a book you have been looking for and then haggle the price. haha :)
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Post by Vinamarie » 20 Apr 2016, 09:19

Normally I get mine off amazon, Walmart or a bookstore.

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Post by hannah_kathryn_ » 20 Apr 2016, 14:50

i usuallu just go to Joseph Beth since its right down the road from me.

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Post by Dula » 13 Jun 2016, 07:10

I use to go to the public library to borrow books.

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Post by barb429 » 14 Jun 2016, 15:18

When I buy books for myself, I tend to get them from Half Priced Books. My husband typically buys me books for my birthday and Christmas, and I think these usually come from Amazon.

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