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Best Way to Get Books?

How do you typically obtain your books?

  • Purchase (Online)

    Votes: 2 66.7%
  • Purchase (In-Store)

    Votes: 1 33.3%
  • Rent (from library)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Borrow

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters

Ian Buchanan

New Member
Hi all,
I've just picked up reading as an active hobby of mine! I currently visit the library to obtain my books most of the time, but have found limited availability an inconvenience at times. I was wondering how most of you all obtain your books? What are some of the pros and cons you've noticed through obtaining books via various methods (online, in-store, library, etc.)? Thanks for the insight everyone!
Amazon is where I get most of mine from.

For out of print books, addall.com/used has been an amazing resource.
Amazon online, mainly: It is just so convenient.
Hardcovers or e-books: depending mainly on price.
But also at the local Barnes and Noble, and at library sales which we visit regularly: for anything that catches our eye.
You can buy cheap books in the charity shop but most of them have the same thing. But I would recommended just going to a book shop if your looking for a series or the same author. If you want facts or history-go to the library :p I think its nice to finish a book and put it along with other books IV read in my "book area" of my bedroom :)
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