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How To Buy More Books For Less

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While I try to utilize my local library as often as possible and read for free, I also like to purchase books that I end up loving. I justify my book buys by telling myself that they will all fit much more nicely in my future in-home library. With that being said, when I buy books (aside from the rare brand new purchase), I like to keep it on the cheap side. My three go to websites that I always keep my eye on are Thriftbooks, Book Depository, and Book Outlet.

Thriftbooks

Thriftbooks is one of my favorite book websites because it has some of the best prices for books that I am actually interested in purchasing. I’ve come across some websites that do, indeed, have low prices, but don’t have currently popular books, classic literature, or best sellers of any kind. While the books are used, all of my orders have been in good to excellent shape. With a current deal on Thriftbooks, you can get 2 books for $7, 3 for $20, or 4 for $12. The website says, “Any book you find with a ‘Deal’ tag qualifies.” Thriftbooks is also currently offering 15% off your order if you use the coupon code “SAVEMORE” when you check out right now. The website offers Reading Rewards where you earn $5 for every $50 you spend. On a typical book website, you might rack up more $5 stipends than you will on Thriftbooks. For the sake of savings, I’d advise you to invest in additional bookshelves in advance. Thriftbooks also has a Tell-A-Friend program where those who create a free account get a 15% off coupon, as does the person the newcomer signs up under. You can sign up under my link here and we will both get 15% off our next purchases.

Book Depository

Book Depository has a plethora of best sellers, new releases, and top picks for readers of all ages. One of Book Depository’s signature feats is their free worldwide shipping. This website has over 17 million available titles ready to be purchased by you. Check out the Bargain Shop section on the Book Depository website for even larger savings. You can get shopping now by clicking here!

Book Outlet

Book Outlet claims to have “read-iculously low prices” and they mean it. Just peruse their website and you’ll see exactly what they mean. All of their books are 50%-90% off the original retail price. Book Outlet, much like Thriftbooks, also has a rewards system. With every dollar you spend and friend you invite to Book Outlet, you earn points. Your points become Book Outlet credit. 100 points equates to $5. For every two dollars you spend, you get one point. For every friend you introduce to the site, you get 200 points (or, in other words, $10 credit). You can also earn points by following them on social media, creating a free account, and signing up for their newsletter. Book Outlet has free shipping on all orders over $35. You can start buying books from Book Outlet right now, right here.

I hope that you all get as much out of these discount book websites as I do. Hooray for cheap reading! Share with us what books you purchased from these websites (and for how much) in the comments section to let everyone else know how little they can spend for the books they want to read.

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It’s safe to say that I have a bit of a bookmark obsession. You can purchase this one here.

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Who else loves the Outlander series? I’m on the fourth book, Drums of Autumn, right now.

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If you’re a bookworm and haven’t seen Gilmore Girls, you need to change that immediately. All seven seasons plus the four 90-minute revival episodes are all streaming on Netflix. Literary and pop culture references and coffee, coffee, coffee!

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A few days ago, I finished reading my first book by Kurt Vonnegut. Slaughterhouse-Five is one of those classic books that I’ve been meaning to read for quite some time but never got around to until now. A few months ago, I started reading it and was immediately thrown off and annoyed by the heavy use of “so it goes”. When I came back to it, with the intention of looking beyond that repetitive phrase, I found myself thoroughly enjoying the content and unable to put it down. Time travel, World War II, aliens, family, relationships, different dimensions, and the meaning and meaninglessness of life, death, and everything in between are all elements and ideas that will stick with me, after having finished this book. One of my favorite quotations from Slaughterhouse-Five was, “Everything is nothing, with a twist.” This excerpt sums up my takeaways from this book. I definitely plan to read more of Vonnegut’s work in the near future. What were all of your thoughts on Slaughterhouse-Five?

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