In my opinion, there is nothing better than a good book. When I do get time to myself, which is rare, I eagerly grab a book and curl up on the couch. I just stocked up on some new books for the long winter months that are looming. Of course, with a hyper preschooler, I still might not get too much read during the winter months. I'm on a limited budget, so it makes it difficult to walk into a bookstore and purchase any book that I want. I have found ways to get my hands on cheap books, which is much easier on my finances and allows me to get more books at once.
Obviously, you can't walk into Borders and ask an employee where the section of cheap books is located. But, you can walk into a library and find that on occasion, they may have some books for sale. They might not be in the best of condition, but if you want cheap books, they are a bargain. I've found cheap books in consignment shops, flea markets, book sales and fairs and even at yard sales. Granted, by looking for cheap books I'm not finding any new releases or current best sellers.
My findings may be older books that have been through many sets of hands, but still hold wonderful content in the pages. If you want to find cheap books that are best sellers or newer, you could join a book club. I joined the Literary Guild several years ago. When you first join, you get several books for free. 99% of all of the books that are purchased through this club are hardback, which does cost a bit more money to begin with. However, once you join, you do get special offers and discounts that allow you to get some new books for less money. They aren't cheap books, but definitely discounted. However, if you're thinking about getting someone a gift, consider some sort of book. You can get them a cookbook, a biography on someone they admire, a history book, art book - anything. Book clubs have some cheap books that would be perfect for gifts for people.
In fact, there are lots of books for children that are discounted through a book club. Though I have never tried it, I've known some people who have gotten cheap books through Amazon.com. According to these people, the books are not new, which is why they don't cost as much. However, the books arrive in mint condition without any suspicion as to them not being brand new. No matter how or where you buy books at, cheap books can be found. If you aren't concerned about your budget, then you have no limitations as to where you can find a good book. As for the rest of us, take advantage of a good deal and curl up on your couch. .
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