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Old February 8th, 2011, 11:58 am
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Otherwise the Book Depository. When all is said an done the free postage makes it the cheapest option. I've tried Amazon etc but the international postage negated any savings. BD has free shipping on everything.
Ah, thank you for this. Borders has 'free shipping' within Australia but the books themselves are so expensive that it simply isn't worth it.

Apart from the local library, I frequent second hand bookshops and receive books as gifts. I'm hoping that more titles in the Popular Penguins series will be released at some point, too.


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Old February 8th, 2011, 3:25 pm
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I get most of my books via bookdepository.com or bookdepository.co.uk - they tend to differ in prices and I've saved up to 5 on one book by switching to the other. They have free shipping and I find myself always browsing the site for cheap offers.

Sometimes I use Amazon, too. Mostly I use Amazon.com, because however the UK site does offer free shipping for me, the book prices are 1,5 times higher than on other sites. Sometimes they have some bargains, though. But Amazon.com has more discount and promotions. They have 50% off on boxed sets every once in a while and that's how I got most of my book sets. Even with shipping included, they are cheaper than when I'd order them from Bookdepository.


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Old February 8th, 2011, 5:54 pm
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Re: How you get your books...

If I plan to read a book I'll usually just buy it off amazon because it's easiest for me. Occasionally I might go to the local library first to see if they have it but I prefer to own my books (especially if it's a series) so I don't go too often. I will buy books from shops if I just happen to go in and see one that I like the look of, but that isn't that often either. Plus, buying books on the internet is usually cheaper than in store if they have free postage.


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Old February 9th, 2011, 2:34 pm
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Apart from the local library, I frequent second hand bookshops and receive books as gifts. I'm hoping that more titles in the Popular Penguins series will be released at some point, too.
I'm a huge fan of the Popular Penguins. It's a pity that every new Penguin isn't issued in the format. Not only are they ludicrously cheap and excellent quality but they look good lined up on a shelf.


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I mostly buy books from bookstore. Sometimes, I buy books from Amazon. Amazon is a good place to buy books because it's reasonably cheap. If I find a good book in a library, I would borrow it.


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Either from a library if I'm not sure about buying it - if I end up not liking it then I save money. If its been out for a while I'll check some charity shops first, otherwise book shops or Amazon UK.


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Old April 3rd, 2011, 7:48 pm
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I usually pick up a book at a store I'm at, like Wal-Mart, Borders, or Barnes & Noble.

Sometimes, if I can't find a book in-store, I'll order it off of Amazon.


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Old April 19th, 2011, 9:57 pm
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Otherwise the Book Depository. When all is said an done the free postage makes it the cheapest option. I've tried Amazon etc but the international postage negated any savings. BD has free shipping on everything.
I work for them! Though in all honesty I don't think anything beats going into an independent bookshop. I love that new book smell, and so I am happy to pay the extra for the benefit of browsing the shop for an hour or two. Oh, and I absolutely refuse to buy books from a supermarket as they only stock the most popular titles, at least half of which are 'celebrity' autobiographies, so if they put real bookshops out of business I'm going to be forced to do my book shopping online. Through the Book Depository, of course


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Old April 20th, 2011, 6:03 pm
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I work for them! Though in all honesty I don't think anything beats going into an independent bookshop. I love that new book smell, and so I am happy to pay the extra for the benefit of browsing the shop for an hour or two. Oh, and I absolutely refuse to buy books from a supermarket as they only stock the most popular titles, at least half of which are 'celebrity' autobiographies, so if they put real bookshops out of business I'm going to be forced to do my book shopping online. Through the Book Depository, of course
I agree with you on that Nothing like browsing a bookstore and going home with a bag full of new books!

However, books are very expensive here and for an English paperback I'll easily have to pay 14 (which is around $19). Dutch books are sometimes a little cheaper, but mostly they're 16. I think that's ridiculous, so I buy almost everything online - unless I find a bargain in the English Bookstore in Amsterdam

I love to browse Dutch bookstores for new titles though.


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I just got back from a really cool, little, and extremely cheap bookstore that I didn't know existed in my little town It has a lot of books for only a few dollars each.

I just bought Stephen King's The Stand and I finally got the Lord of the Rings trilogy so I can finally read that.

Will definitely go back there more often


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I've just started with booko.com.au. All you do is enter a book title/author/ISBN and it trawls the online sellers for the best price. Although based in Australia it includes the big international sellers including the Book Depositories and Amazons.


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I personally don't like reading books at librarys I prefere to buy my own. (:


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We have a book exchange in town where they buy and sell every book for half of the cover price. I always have to have my own copy of the book that I'm reading; I suppose it's just a pet peeve.


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I buy my own copy and I sell those I didn't like after reading.


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Old August 6th, 2011, 5:17 pm
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Apart from the local library, I frequent second hand bookshops and receive books as gifts. I'm hoping that more titles in the Popular Penguins series will be released at some point, too.
There's a new batch being released in September.


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I almost always get them from the library; there are very few books that I've bought. I guess its because I feel like I won't reread them which is kind of funny because there are so many books that I wish I had bought so I could reread them! The other reason is because when I'm trying out a new book/author, I'm not sure if I'll like it so I'm not ready to spend money on the book (I make it sound like I'm trying a new skin product!)


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