You’re number 106 on the list to get the hottest best-seller at the library. Or you’re lookimg for older books by an author you just discovered, and the library no longer carries them. But buying books is too expensive, you say? Not if you know where to shop! Here are some of your most inexpensive resources:
Book stores: Yes, the latest James Patterson bestseller might be expensive, but most book stores, such as Barnes & Noble, have discount shelves where the past titles are a bargain. They also often have books on history, art, celebrities, cars, cooking, travel and much more. Or head to a used bookstore like Hooked on Books, for everyday deals. They’ll even order books for you so you don’t have to hassle with that.
Libraries: Most of the main and branch libraries in the Pikes Peak Library District have bookstores. For a couple of bucks or so, you can pick up a bestseller, a biography or a cookbook. The selection varies but is always interesting! Some large print is available, too.
Discount stores: Check out the bins at all kinds of stores, not just bookstores. You may be surprised at where you’ll find them — from grocery stores to big chain stores, such as WalMart. The selection is eclectic, but you never know when you’ll find a gem.
Online book sellers: Thriftbooks has a wide selection of books — some well used and some in near pristine condition — by nearly every author and on any subject you can imagine. For new discounted books try Hamilton Books. You can pick your price range and often can choose between paperback and hard cover, too. Both also carry large print books. Barnes & Noble has an online site, too.