6. Shopping for Books
Prompt By: Good Books and Good Wine
I have some very strict rules about shopping for books because I am so cheap when it comes to my own money. I typically go to a bookstore every two weeks or so, but rarely buy anything unless I have a gift card. It's all a part of my plan to buy the most amount of books for the least amount of money.
Barnes and Noble and Books a Million: These are the bookstores I visit quite often. I buy my paperbacks here. I love the discount section at Books a Million, I've gotten tons of really good deals there.
Ollie's: Yes, it is a discount warehouse store, but they have some amazing books for $2-$3 for both hardbacks and paperbacks. It's so cheap and wonderful I have come out with bags and bags of books for no more than $20. Talk about Heaven.
Amazon and Barnes and Noble.com: I buy every single one of my hardbacks online because it is so much cheaper than in store.
Kindle: I only buy super cheap books for my Kindle and get all of my classics on it. I know I should use my Kindle more, but I am starting to with all the Kindle deals and NetGalley.
Basically, it just requires a lot of research to get the most out of your money. As of right now I'm grounded from buying books because of the price of BEA for me and my family. I made a deal with my parents that if I read all of my books (around 200!!!) by Christmas that I would get a ton more books as presents. So wish me luck!