do you swap or shop?

@dvschic (1796)
United States
April 6, 2009 4:31pm CST
lately, i've been hating my local library so i'm forced to either shop or swap for my books. on the rare occasion that i dont have anything handy to ready, i'll buy a paperback at the store, but mainly i've been using paperback swap (on profile) to get books. i have had anywhere from 21 to 40 books listed at a time and they fly pretty well. it seems that the books that i request are the first to be gone, i've had some books on there since i joined and no one wants them but thats fine fine with me.. they'll just sit there until someone does.. what about you? do you buy books? swap them? or just read hand me downs
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6 responses
@adam1980 (517)
6 Apr 09
i buy most of mine from our local charity shop that way i get them a lot ceaper than in the shops and the money goes to a good cause then when i have finished with them i donate them back to charity and they get to sell them again
@dvschic (1796)
• United States
7 Apr 09
that's nice of you, we don't have a charity shop around here that has a good selection of books. i've tried a few different ones, plus the small bookstores that we used to have closed due to the recession..
@riyasam (16578)
• India
14 Apr 09
ya.the local library,after some time it feels so dull and boring especially when the new books take time to come in.and when they do come,they are all quickly taken by others,i just have to wait for my turn.i donot shop for books,i think its too costly.
@Dugsmom (279)
• United States
7 Apr 09
I hate spending money on books that I know I can either get for free or get cheaper. We live near a PaperBack Exchange so I've taken my son there to swap his old books for new ones. I saved over $100! I also shop at the Thriftstore. You'd be amazing at how many GOOD books are there and for only .38 cents. I 've gotten a lot of amazing books there!
• India
7 Apr 09
In case of book I always prefer shopping. Because I like collection of books. I like to see every good books on my almira. So I alwya buy bok if I like .
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
7 Apr 09
You could always try to sell the books that no one wants on that site. Someone may want them on another site. I tend to keep my books so I have not tried the swap site.
@samafayla33 (1857)
• United States
6 Apr 09
I do both, I swap for books and I shop for them! I love paperbackswap, it's a great sites with alot of good reads!