Thursday, 1 October 2015

Where I Get My Books

So today's post is a bit different. I just thought I'd talk a bit about where I get my books from (both hard copy and kindle version) and about good websites and cheapest copies and all the jazz. Buying a new book is always a commitment because they can sometimes be quite expensive, so I always look around for the best prices. I thought I'd share this today with you because you might not no of all these websites.

I'll start with buying hard copies of a book. A lot of the time I end up just buying a book from Waterstones because I love going into the shop and looking at all the vast shelves and choosing out a book (they always have a buy one get one half price table which comes in handy). However there are other places I go, and when I'm book shopping on line, I almost never order books from waterstones.

1. The Works
The first alternative shop I look at is 'The Works'. I think this might only be a shop that's available in Britain, so sorry if you're from elsewhere, but it is very good. It isn't only a book shop, and it has a lot of stationary and things also, but primarily its a cheap book shop. It has some books for a £1 (though not often particularly good ones) and has a 3 for £5 offer on a lot of the books. I used to find a lot of book deal there however recently the books don't seem to be as good anymore. Online, however, I believe they still have a lot of decent books for a good price, so I recommend anyone from Britain checking them out.

2. Charity Shops
You can find charity shops anywhere, and generally the bigger the city or town the more charity shops you'll find. You're not always guaranteed to find a good book, but me and my friends have a pretty good success rate in charity shops so I definitely recommend giving it a ago (and the beauty of them is that the books change a lot even day to day so you can visit two times in the same week or month and find completely different books) and of course they are very cheap. P.S almost every charity shop I go in tends to have at least one Harry Potter, Twilight or 50 Shades of Grey book in it, so if that's what you're looking for GO TO A CHARITY SHOP.

3. W H Smiths
So I don't go to WHSmiths as much as I used to anymore, as the prices are similar to waterstones, however they do sometimes have some good offers on and online the prices are sometimes cheaper.

4. Book Depositary.
Book Depositary is a wonderful website that has tons of books (generally cheaper than their normal price) and the shipping is free everywhere (AND YOU GET A FREE BOOKMARK) I've only fairly recently discovered this website, but I love it!

5. Supermarkets
I find that in the supermarket stores themselves there isn't often a very good selection of books and I rarely find any on there, however on the websites there are a lot more books at really good prices. Although I don't use supermarket websites that often (because of all the other websites mentioned) they can be very good for getting books cheaply.

6. Finally... Amazon.
So this is quite an obvious one, and I sure everyone already uses Amazon, so i'm not going to say to much about it. If you spend over £10 on books you get free delivery which is good, and I've found it comes really quickly (recently had loads that say 3-5 working days that have actually come the next day).

Now on to Kindle books. Because Kindle is created by Amazon the books I buy come from amazon, and the prices on amazon are generally pretty good, howveer there is one website that I use to help me out...

7. Bookbub.
Bookbub is a website that you sign up to and you put in details of the genres and types of books you like to read and then each day you get an email with a few free or very cheap (99p or £1.99) books that you might like, and then you click on it and it takes you to the amazon website. I have got a lot of books that sound really good, for free that's to this website. They're normally not very well known ones that I haven't heard of before, but that's good too, because you discover more books.

Thank you for reading my post! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it will be helpful to you in your book buying future!

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