Books have been around for thousands of years and are one of the best dollar values out there for entertainment. A book can take you on an adventure in the Arctic or through outer-space. Books can show you great romance or great sadness. Books are mirrors for humanity and they expose the true boundless limits of your imagination. However, even if individual books are inexpensive, costs can start to add up when you develop a book-reading habit.
What are some ways to save money on books?
Lisa Sims, author and creator of the “Stretching Your Cash” blog, had these tips:
- I visit my local library when they have monthly used book sales. Books typically range from 10 cents to $5 but if you become a Friend of the Library (there is a nominal fee which is typically $10 a year), you can get half off the price of newer books.
- Everyday Amazon releases free ebooks in various genres from authors that can be read on the Kindle or through the Kindle app. I use this method everyday to score great ebook to read on my iPad.
- Yard sales are another way that I save money on books because the sellers usually want to get rid of them and will price them as low as 25 cents to 50 cents per book.
- Thrift stores and Goodwill Stores are great places to purchase books at discount prices. If you happen to know a senior citizen and can go on Senior Citizen Discount Day, you can get an additional 25% off the price of books.
You can never own too many books. Whether you read one book a year, one book a week, you can use these cost-saving tips to save money, and if you’re so inclined, use it to buy even more books.