Let’s Discuss! Buying Books

It’s taking me a while to get through my current read, so I thought today I’d write instead a discussion post! I have a lot of bookish debates with my friends (hi Courtney), and today I’m going to be talking about buying books.

A lot of people have said I have too many books, I collect too many books, I can’t possibly buy any more books, and it goes on. To them, I say…

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But I’m sorry. I will never stop. Partly because of my blog and my social media, I love being able to own and take photos of books I love and can’t wait to read! So here are a few tips for buying books.

  • Second hand! If you can, buy second hand. I’ve saved so much money over the years by trawling through second hand shops and websites.
  • Online. I mostly, always buy online and make sure I check a number of websites before buying
  • Subscribe to newsletters from your favourite bookshops!
  • Use loyalty cards! With every bookshop I shop at a lot, I use loyalty cards and manage to save a lot of money that way.

Which tips do you give for buying books?


May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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20 thoughts on “Let’s Discuss! Buying Books

  1. I have a 2018 book buying ban in effect and so I have become hyper aware of how many books I buy (so many, I cannot seem to stop). I try to get many books from the library to offset my need to own my favorites but when I DO buy them I also try to buy used and utilize membership cards. People have accused me of owning too many but they just don’t understand – these are my friends!

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      1. Oh that’s a cool idea to publish it on your blog! I’m moving in with my boyfriend in a couple of weeks and I was thinking of making a physical TBR shelf so I can see in physical form my unread books! Also, it’s okay if there was a sale 😛

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  2. Library sales! Most libraries either have quarterly or yearly sales and even more usually have a cart of a little bookstore room where you can buy books for just a few books! My local library has a little store room open on weekends and a permanent shelf that has $3 hardbacks and $1-2 paperbacks!

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