If you're anything like me, you've had to put yourself on a book buying ban...once or twice or monthly lol
I literally spend money I don't have on books I probably don't NEED to buy...at that moment. However, I don't feel books should be a luxury we need to do without. So I figured I'd share a list of places you can get books for READ-iculously cheap or FREE ;-)
Thriftbooks.com - This has been a go to for me since college! As the name implies, this is an online used book store. They don't typically have new releases, but they have a large selection of books overall. I've never paid more than $5 for a book I wanted. Also, any books they're unable to sell are recycled rather than trashed!
- Perks: Shipping is free on orders of more than $10 in the US and for every book you buy from the same seller, you get 50 cents off.
- Super PERK: Save 15% off your order by using THIS LINK
BetterWorldBooks.com - This site is great for eBooks, popular fiction and nonfiction. A huge bonus of this site is that for every book purchased, a book is donated to someone in need! So far, over 13 million have benefited from this site's generosity! Also, if you need a book pronto, books can be scanned and delivered to you as an eBook in a few hours :)
Book Outlet - For those of you who love cheap books but aren't too keen on the idea of them being used, this is your site. You'll find titles marked down by 50-90% and they're NEW! How do they manage that? "Here’s the secret: our books are marked down because most of the titles are marked with a small line or dot on the edge of the book by publishers who sell us their returns and excess inventory." This online book store has thousands of books although the titles may be a bit limited. Regardless, it is totally worth looking into!
Local Thrift Stores - Seriously, visit your local thrift store's book section and lose your mind! Books found here are obviously marked down in price, but many thrift stores also have deals on certain days. A thrift store near me has half off everything once a week. I've walked out of there buying books in great condition for 25 cents EACH!
- FYI: For those interested in hosting a vision board party, magazines for next to nothing can be found in thrift stores! You're welcome ;-)
Overdrive - For all my eBook lovers, this is for you! Borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, and more from your library or school's digital collection. All you need to get started is an internet connection and a library card or student ID. You can search digital books from your library and have them available on your Kindle or eReader of choice immediately! This is definitely worth checking out :)
Netgalley - I had never heard of this website until I entered the book blogging community. This is a great site for avid readers who are interested in reading and reviewing free books and ARCs (advanced reader copy) with your audience.
Goodreads - This may be a duh to most readers BUT I have friends who've never heard of this site! If you are one of those, think of Goodreads as Facebook for book lovers and book reviews. In addition to all of its awesomeness, there are regular giveaways you can enter to receive free books!
Lenro - I can't vouch for this one personally because I haven't used it yet, but I thought it seemed like a cool concept. Its pitch is to borrow, lend and exchange print books with other books lovers in your local community. Check it out if you're interested :)
The Library - Jenn! The link isn't working. Yeah, I know because I'm talking about an actual library! I recently began to visit my local library and OMG! How did I overlook this "old school" luxury? I love requesting books and then getting notified when books I placed on hold are ready for pick up. It's almost as exciting as new packages in the mail...almost lol
Have you tried any of these websites before? Where do you get books for cheap/free?