what is the best place to purchase cheap and used books?

United States
April 28, 2009 3:29pm CST
I went through some bookstores, they sell cheap, used books on varieties. Cheap, I didn't mean by extremely cheap. Just a little cheaper than Barnes and Nobles, or Border. Good Will sell books too, but not many options. So, what is the best place to purchase cheap and used books? Amazon has some good value on books, but they are not on sale every time. What are the other options?
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@savak03 (6678)
• United States
3 May 09
I've recently bought a few books off of ebay. I have been looking for some Anne McCaffrey books. I have already read most of what she has in print but The Dragonriders of Pern is a particular favorite and I reread books from that series all the time so I have decided to start my own collection.
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
1 May 09
Over here, the major bookstores such as Borders, Kinokuniya and others are quite expensive. So I usually get my books from Payless - this is a used/second hand bookstore. However for other books on management and technical materials, I still have to go the major bookstores.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
29 Apr 09
i find that garage sales and thrift stores are a great place to get a good variety of books. garage sales may not give you a great deal of variety, but you will get them pretty cheap, thrift stores are great for variety but somewhat more pricey like $3 for used hard cover books.
• United States
29 Apr 09
Ever been to Half-Price Books? It's a used book store, and the books aren't in newly printed condition, but they're always in pretty good condition and very cheap. I once got a book there for 16 cents. (It was a really good book too, they just had too many copies of it.) I've also been able to get a hard-cover encyclopedia there for 3 bucks. It was a really good deal. You should see if you can find a Half-Price Books in your area.
• United States
29 Apr 09
Where I live has a Friends of the Library, it is an organization that sells beeks that have been donated and the proceeds go to the local library to buy new books and stuff like that. I have also found some really great ones at garage sales and since it is getting warmer there will be many on the weekends. There is also a chain called Half Price Books that might be near you.
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
28 Apr 09
I was going to suggest amazon but then saw you already know about that. Usually amazon sells used books and those are cheap. If its not cheap enough though you can always find out if there are any local used book stores. The closest one near me is an hour away. Not worth it to me.