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Re: Do you buy your books used or new?

Post by Mely918 » 31 May 2018, 23:37

It's half and half for me. On the one hand, I like having brand new, shiny copies of books. On the other, used books have a distinct quality and smell to them that I yearn for. It's almost magical to me to have a used book in my hands

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Post by Dael Reader » 10 Jun 2018, 19:16

Both. I pick up some good reads from the Friends of the Library book sales at my local branch.

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Post by chupke07 » 11 Jun 2018, 06:47

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Do you buy your books used or new? Do you mind getting used books? Would you ever give a used book as a gift?
I love buying used books. They are already broken in so I don't have to feel bad if they get creased. I have also always bought used books for my nephews since their interests change so quickly I don't want to spend twenty dollars on every book for them.

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Post by palilogy » 11 Jun 2018, 20:28

I never buy new books. At times I go to a new bookstore, take a picture of the book I want to read then go home and buy it used online. I adore used book sales though and have found so many great copies of my favorites. I'm also an ebay seller, so I have come home with thousands of books to sort through and keep my favorites =)
Used books have character, personality and are just as good.

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Post by Eclectic_novels » 20 Jun 2018, 00:23

I often prefer new books. There is something about being the first one to open that book and read those pages. I know it is silly but I like the feel of that brand new book in my hands.

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Post by JR Mercier » 20 Jun 2018, 04:49

I've never minded old books. If all the pages are there, I'm happy. Most of the books I own are books I got from retirement homes where they want to give the books away. I always grab them up because all those books are so well loved.
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Post by Serena_Charlotte » 20 Jun 2018, 11:38

I have never had the opportunity to buy a used book, but I don't see any problem with it as long as it's in good condition.
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Post by Hallsword » 23 Jun 2018, 08:00

My pocketbook prefers used books or library books. However, there are certain books that have come out where I will spend the extra money to purchase in hardcover or new in paperback.

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Post by StephanieCorinne22 » 23 Jun 2018, 13:50

I usually always buy used. This is mostly because of cost. I definitely don't complain is someone gives me a new book! But I rarely buy them myself. As someone else said, used books so have history and are somehow cozy, so I really don't mind having used books.

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Post by bclayton13 » 24 Jun 2018, 00:43

I love used books. My favorites are old library books, especially the older ones where the people checking them out had to sign their names. My favorite actually came from the same high school my mom went to.

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Post by pricklypurple » 01 Jul 2018, 12:35

If I buy a book, it's used. I don't know about buying used ones as gifts though...

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Post by _mylilyotv » 03 Jul 2018, 15:41

I tend to buy most of my books from local charity shops, a good 80% my books are from there.

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Post by Nanig83006 » 08 Jul 2018, 21:41

I don’t mind used books, but I prefer new. Used means loved to me, but sometimes people are careless. I once bought a used book only to notice later the pages were falling out. Used shouldn’t mean abused. :cry:

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Post by JoeyG01 » 16 Jul 2018, 13:08

Usually used. There's a used bookstore local to me that literally has thousands and thousands of books. You can spend a good hour in there just walking around and browsing. The prices amazing, the cheapest book I've bought from there was The Autobiography of Malcom X for 75cents. You can also trade back the books you've read and get instore credit for them, so I kind of treat it like a library.

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Post by CrimsonPrincess24 » 21 Jul 2018, 18:57

I have used and new books but I mostly buy used books especially in booksale because it is a lot more cheaper.

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