Making the Most of Your Money Bookshopping

Hello there!

If you’re a bookworm like me, you know there’s always a book on your mind that you must get your hands on. I bet you’re thinking about it right now.

It’s easy to cave into our desires by buying the very first thing we see. But is that really the best way to spend your money? These following tips will require some patience, my friends, but I promise they will help you save some big $$$.

*disclaimer*

I am not sponsoring any businesses or products that may be mentioned in this post. This is solely based upon my personal experience and opinion.

Here’s where it may be useful to have a TBR list. A To Be Read list is so so helpful with keeping track of books you want to read in the future. You can write the list in a notebook, keep a log on a computer using a document software, or even use an app! There are TONS of apps for book logging, but my current favorite would have to be Goodreads. Goodreads has different sections where you can log books you’ve read, want to read, and are currently reading. You can even set reading goals and Goodreads will suggest books to you based upon the books you’ve liked and read. I definitely recommend checking out the app; it’s sure saved me a lot of heartache!

When you know exactly what you’re looking for, quite often you’ll make more bang for you’re buck.

Like I mentioned previously, patience will definitely be key to saving your money. Don’t just go for the very first price you see. You may find a cheaper price later for the same quality book.

For example: My local bookstore has an in-store and online shopping location. The prices at the in-store are usually more expensive than those at the online store. So, most often my family will go to the store to scope out what we would like to get and buy them online once we get home.

This goes hand-in-hand with the last section. Set aside the first price you find and look at multiple other online stores or in-store book shops. I personally prefer online book shopping because I tend to get better deals, but it’s all your choice.

The word “free” is always so enticing, but there is almost always a catch. Some common catches include making you subscribe to something (paid or free) or making you pay a large shipping fee. Make sure to look into all of the information and even check out some reviews to dodge these catches.

Thrift stores are officially my new best friend! I have found so so many amazing deals on good quality books. Online thrift stores especially. The main online store I purchase through is Thrift Books. I’ve found that they have a very wide variety of books and their products have always come in excellent condition and as described. One feature I really enjoy is the wide selection of book qualities under each title, ranging from acceptable to new. They also sell a variety of paperbacks, hard covers, and even library bindings! I would definitely recommend checking them out!

I hope this post helped you save some money so you can buy your whole TBR list! If you haven’t already, go enter your book review requests >HERE<. The poll will be closing July 20th!

Until next time!

Do you have any book shopping tips?

What’s your favorite book store?

Do you have a TBR list?

6 thoughts on “Making the Most of Your Money Bookshopping

  1. Ohhh, awesome post!! I’m a semi-book worm and getting books is a hobby! πŸ˜€ Recently, my family and I went to a store called Half-Price Books, and the prices are pretty economical. I found “The Secret Garden” for $1.68! — I do have a small TBR list. I have one of books I want to borrow from the library and one for books I want to purchase. I’m going to be checking HPB for deals!! πŸ˜€

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  2. I love thrifting books! Typically, a lot of them are still in really good condition! It’s been especially helpful for school study review books.

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    • I know right?! I feel like thrifting kinda gets a bad rep with being “second hand” but it’s such a money saver! Especially for us bookworms with an ever-growing TBR list XD.

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