Thursday, 23 June 2016

Getting Cheap Books!

So, I've been stuck on blog post ideas for a while and that is why I haven't been posting much recently (well that and the fact I have been quite busy). However, after brainstorming blog post ideas in my Bullet Journal (more about that to come) I have come up with a few ideas to tie me over for a while! Which means you will be seeing more posts from me from now on. This post is one which I'm really excited to share with you.

I love a bargain, be it with clothes, accessories, food and most certainly books! I love finding amazing books for bargain prices or even for free in some cases. I know some people do struggle with getting books for good prices so today I wanted to share with you some of my tips for getting cheap, free and bargain priced books. 

(Belle sums up my reaction when I get a bargain book!)

  • Look out for deals in bookstores: I often find many different deals when visiting my local bookstores. Stores like Waterstones, WHSmiths and The Works always have great deals on throughout the year. The Works I've found always do a 3 for £5 deal on selected books which is brilliant! Waterstones and WHSmiths always seem to do buy one get one half price or buy one get one for £1 deals quite often. Which essentially is great and pretty good on my bank balance!
  • Charity Shops: If you are looking for some cheap books Charity Shops are a must! I have found many a good book whilst rummaging around in Charity Shops, some for as little as 50p! Also, you are giving money to a charity which is always a good thing.
  • Car Boot Sales: Some people may not be able to get to a Car Boot Sale and they do usually happen in spring/summer because of the nice weather. However, if you can get to one, go! You can usually pick up books at car boot sales for good prices. Also, it's a good feeling knowing that you are ultimately taking a book that someone else has read and enjoyed.
  • E-Readers: I know this may be a sore subject amongst some, but if you can use an E-Reader from time to time. I have a Kindle and I have managed to get some cheap books on the amazon store! Some for just 99p. Also, you can get most classics on the amazon store for free, so if you are into classics it is a must!
  • Shop Online: This may defeat the purpose of 'shopping' for books but you can sometimes get books for cheaper if you shop online. I have definitely noticed this with sites like Amazon and even Waterstones. 
  • Pre-Order Books: If there's a book coming out that you really want, Pre-Order it! Most stores and websites for special deals if you pre-order books. For example I have pre-ordered Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and On The Other Side via Waterstones and I have both got them for half price.
  • Visit Your Local Library: For the ultimate book binge, visit your local library! Libraries are amazing places and should be used more than they are. You can borrow as many books as you like and for free! Libraries are declining in popularity, which is a shame, so visit one if you can!
So there we go! I hope you have enjoyed these few tips! Do you have any to share? Let me know!

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