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Book Buying

25 Jul

Where do you guys find your books?

I’m guilty of finding posts on Tumblr of people gushing about books that they love and, upon following the links and researching the summaries of said books, have bought them on a whim, usually through Amazon. Rachel and I also tend to frequent Barnes and Noble and, every once in a while, we’ll get in a, “BUY ALL THE BOOKS!” mood. With a basket in one hand and a Frappuchino from the cafe in the other, we can go overboard sometimes, but there are definitely worse things we could be buying.

So I was curious if anyone had a favorite bookstore or website that they tend to find and buy books from. Or perhaps you’re more of a library person, where you can test out the books and see if they deserve a place on your bookshelf at home? Do you tend to buy in person (you know, after you’ve properly admired, touched, and smelled the book) or online (to be sure that the book has always been free from the grubby hands of others)?

No matter how you buy books, you know they are never a waste of money.

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7 responses to “Book Buying

  1. tahenryauthoress

    July 25, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    I love my library. I only buy that which I cannot get in any other method. And almost always from Amazon. Shrug. What can I say? I like my life easy.

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    • Kris P.

      July 30, 2017 at 11:57 am

      Amazon does make things easier, yes. I need to use my library more. The original building for the library is actually under renovation for the next year or so, so there’s a “temporary” place for the library across town. We visit it about once a month for our writer’s group, but I haven’t actually checked out any books in quite some time.

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      • tahenryauthoress

        July 30, 2017 at 1:26 pm

        I am beyond lucky here. The greater area has over 50 libraries, all tied together, all use the same card, and you can return books to any library.

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      • Kris P.

        July 30, 2017 at 1:27 pm

        Holy crap, that sounds amazing! My library card connects a few of the closer cities’ libraries as well, but it doesn’t sound like it’s nearly as many as you have!

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      • tahenryauthoress

        July 30, 2017 at 1:28 pm

        Granted some in our system are like 75 minutes away one way. LOL. But they are there.

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      • Kris P.

        July 30, 2017 at 1:28 pm

        Hey, a little road trip, listen to some audio books or good music, it’s all good.

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      • tahenryauthoress

        July 30, 2017 at 1:30 pm

        They transfer between libraries. LOL. I just watched a movie that came from a library at the north most end away from me, easy 3 hours round trip. grins.

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