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These Affordable Books Will Fatten Your Shelves And Your Wallets


Everyone knows that libraries are a great place to freely satisfy one’s book craving, but libraries also come with the unfortunate side effect of not being to actually own said book. For those looking to avoid the high prices of the average book store or Amazon listing, these resources may be just what you are looking for. 


  1. Thrift Stores


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Image courtesy of Savers Thrift Store


Macklemore wasn’t wrong—thrift stores are great places to score all manner of items cheaply, and they are especially fine places to find affordable books. While the selection in any given store may be small, tattered, or boring, you may just come across a pristine new hardcover or a faded hidden gem. They are also particularly useful when it comes to stocking up on children’s books.



  1. Library Sales


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From time to time, some libraries will cull their expansive collections by selling off some of their books. Because libraries are not profit-oriented, you will probably be able to get them for cheap!


  1. Paperbackswap.com


paper back swamp

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Through Paper Back Swap, you can trade books with other readers for more-or-less free! Though you still have to pay to ship the books, all users receive free shipping on any incoming books. Each swap enables you to build up credit on the site, allowing you to request more and more books.


  1. Amazon Used Books


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Amazon is known for providing new books for relatively cheap prices, but they also sell old or used copies of many favorites for even lower prices. While buying used over the internet is always something of a crapshoot—and shipping fees still apply—it may just be worth it to bag a book you really want.


  1. Biblio, INC


biblio books

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Savvy book buyers should keep an eye out for rare and out-of-print books—though they may be obscure, they are often pretty affordable and downright fascinating to boot. Biblio stocks nearly 100 million titles from rare book sellers all over the world, and they also help stock rural libraries throughout South America. A win-win!


  1. Little Free Libraries


little free library

Image courtesy of Chronicle Books


Little Free Libraries (LFL) are teeny-tiny book dispensaries found in train stations, on street corners, and other random public spaces. Though LFL etiquette recommends that you either put a chosen book back when you are finished with it or replace it with another title, such acts are entirely up to you. Who are we to judge?


  1. Alibris and AbeBooks


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These alliterative websites are both excellent places to find large selections of cheap books. Some even go for as low as 99 cents! Here’s looking at you, Macklemore…


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Valentine’s Day Book Sale!

Hey lovebirds, trade in the chocolate for something more adventurous this Valentine’s Day. Between now and February 14 receive 35% off all books at The Reading Room.*

In case you haven’t purchased a book with us before, we have outlined the steps to purchase below. Enjoy!

1.) Find the book you want to buy using the search bar in the upper right hand corner of our site on the homepage

2.) Type in the book and press Search, then click on the book that appears.

3.) Once at the book page, click “Buy This Book”:

3.) Choose which format you’d like to buy and click “Add to Cart”: 

4.) Then proceed to checkout.

5.) Once at checkout verify your cart is correct and press, “Proceed to Checkout” again.

6.) Enter your shipping address and choose a shipping option.

7.) Once at “Payment Method” choose your payment option and add a billing address.

8.) Verify that the information is correct in your order summary and enter the voucher code TRRLOVE in the payment section of checkout and press “Validate Code.”

9.) Either choose to check out with Pay Pal or checkout by card. If you choose Pay Pal you will be checked out on the Pay Pal website. If you choose card, you will need to enter your card information and a “Place Order” button will appear.

10.) Place your order.

11.) Enjoy!

 XOXO. Happy Reading! 


*Available in the U.S. only