Chat forum: Your favourite on-line source?

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Imagethreegardeners
Jul 10, 2011 8:55 AM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Ontario, Canada
Perpetually happy!
What's your favourite online source for used books?
Imagesheryl
Jul 10, 2011 7:07 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
I admit to being hopelessly caught by Amazon.com, and not just because of the the name, lol. Their used offerings are really good, too, and I've never had a problem with one of the used sellers ... in fact, they're usually faster than Amazon!
lakesidecallas
Jul 13, 2011 11:12 AM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
I like http://www.abebooks.com/ too. They have a newsletter that exposes you to new books or different types.
BookerC1
Jul 15, 2011 4:17 PM CST
Name: Angie
Mackinaw, IL
You might try http://www.paperbackbookswap.com. It is more of a trading site than a purchasing site. The way it works is, you list the books or audio books you are willing to swap, and everyone else does the same. When someone requests a book, you mail it to them, and you get one credit to your account. Then you can use that credit to request a book from anyone else on the site, and they mail it to you. You can print bookrate postage right from the site, too, so you don't even have to go to the post office to mail it.

One of my best friends uses it, and always has shelves of books waiting to be read. She loans me piles at a time. :-)

Just thought I'd share.

lakesidecallas
Jul 15, 2011 8:38 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Ooh, good idea!
Imagethreegardeners
Jul 15, 2011 9:55 PM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Ontario, Canada
Perpetually happy!
I agree
BookerC1
Jul 16, 2011 11:18 AM CST
Name: Angie
Mackinaw, IL
I really ought to sign up and part with some of my collection of books. I have such a hard time getting rid of books, even ones that I didn't love! I think a site like that would make it easier, knowing it was going to someone who really wants it. I've taken boxes to the library to donate before, telling them to keep anything they want for their collection, and put the rest out for free for anyone who wants them. I've taken books to Goodwill occasionally, too, and to 2nd hand book stores, but it is a real time commitment to do that. It wouldn't take much to keep a shelf of listed books, and stick one in a padded envelope and mail it when someone requested it. :)

lakesidecallas
Jul 16, 2011 3:07 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Especially because you can then get a book that you want!
Imagekqcrna
Aug 2, 2011 4:36 PM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh
I don't buy many books any more, I mostly get them from the library. But any that we do buy we later give away or sell to Half Price Books. I get a few dollars to spend on other books there. And if I have some books that they're not interested in, they'll accept them as donations.

I can't throw away books, either.

Karen
lakesidecallas
Aug 4, 2011 10:11 AM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Half Price books started in Texas, but I remember going to one in Wisconsin a LONG time ago. Mostly old paperbacks, but I got some great deals on old sci-fi novels. Original price (back in the 50s) was $1.20 for some of them, lol. Half of that was nice!
It was a great little store but went out of business.
There is a HP book in Greendale, WI. It's nice but the books are too new for me, I like those old musty books. lol

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