So I recently spent some time perusing the shelves at a variety of used book markets, both online and off. I might have bought a few things.
The books just followed me home, I swear! And the ones I bought online? Those just wandered in the locked front door!
Several of these books are ones I need to complete a series where I already own the books on an e-reader. Some of them are for series I want to read but haven’t started yet. And some of them are just because. I mean, who doesn’t want more books?
I usually get my used books from Half Priced Books, and that’s where a majority of that stack is from. But I also use Thriftbooks.com. Both are great.
There are a couple of downsides to using online retailers for used books though. You don’t always know what condition you are going to get your book in. For example, I bought a book that said it was in good condition, and the cover is all banged up. Maybe I’m just a book snob and want my books in great condition.
The other downside is that sometimes when order hardback you may get a library copy, and they don’t always tell you it’s a library copy. Personally, I don’t mind library copies. It means the book jacket will survive a long, long time.