By Jensen Argyle
I can testify as a lifelong reader that having a book buying habit can be expensive; however, it does not have to be. Throughout my reading history, I have discovered a few ways to save money on books. Here are my top 3 tips for frugal book buyers.
Get it on Amazon – I know, I love bookstores as much as the next person. There is something so thrilling about wandering around aimlessly for hours, surrounded by books; however, bookstores are generally more expensive. Amazon has tons of great deals. The prices are usually lowered, or you can get free shipping with Amazon prime. Best of all, though, is the fact that there are tons of books available for as cheap as $.01, and if you pay for shipping that brings your total cost to a whopping $4. Think of all the books you will be able to buy without digging a hole in your wallet!
Book Outlet – Book outlet is an online retailer (they also have a bookstore that you can visit, located in Ontario) that sells brand new books for 50-90% off the original price. Yes, you heard me right and your audible gasps are justified. Nothing like the latest and greatest fiction resting on your nightstand without the hefty price tag. And like I said, these books are brand new so you don’t have to worry about where your book has been.
The Library – This one seems like a given, but surprisingly some readers don’t use this wonderful and FREE resource. The library is a wonderful place to go to and browse for books. And there is no limit to how many books you can pick up because they are all free! What’s that you say? They don’t have the book you’ve been really wanting to read? Don’t worry, that’s no problem because most libraries will allow you to make purchase requests. That’s right, they will buy you the books you really want to read. Just ask your local librarian how to go about making a purchase request.
There you go, and you’re welcome in advance for all the money you will now be saving. Spend it wisely. And as always, happy reading!