Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Any book lovers in the house? The following is a list of places where I've acquired books. Where do you aquire most of your books? Where are you least likely to acquire a book?

1) A Chain Bookstore (s) (Borders, Barnes & Noble, etc.)


3) Borrow from Library

4) Street Corner Vendor

5) Small Independent Bookstore

6) Yard Sale / Garage Sale

7) Used Bookstore

8) Library Used Book Sale

9) Friend and/or Family Member

10) Drug Store

11) Grocery Store

12) Book Club Membership

13) Dumpster / Trash / Discard Bin

If you'd like to suggest a few other places, be my guest . . .

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pussreboots said...

Three more ways..., and BookMooch.

Happy TT.

pjazzypar said...

You covered all the spots that I can think of to get books. I am more likely to get a book from Amazon than any other place. The least likely would be a yard/garage sale and I am definitely not going dumpster diving (lol).

On a limb with Claudia said...

We buy a lot of books from or There also is a lot of books exchanged via FreeCycle.

Great list though - got to love the books.

kay said...

You've covered just about all the sources for books, I'd say.

Patty said...

Great list! My SIL sent me a huge box of books that she got off of EBAY for christmas. I finally read the last one this week!

SandyCarlson said...

Around here book fairs are big. Lots of older folks with attics full of good ones.

Lori said...

I get mine from second hand book stores. When you bring in your old ones, you get credit towards more books. Its great. Nice list. Happy TT:)

Chelle Y. said...

I used to always order from Now, I borrow.

erin (at) jewellerybyerin (dot) com said...

I love readding... I get most of my books from the chain bookstore (Chapters) in the bargain section.

shaunesay said...

Half Price Books is the used book store I frequent most often, Borders seems to be the new store I go to most often, I love Library book sales, and I'll even pick up books from the Salvation army stores and goodwill stores around town. I'm also a member of Bookcrossing, Bookmooch, BookObssessed and Paperbackswap.

I'm Shaunesay, and I have a book problem! LOL!

Alice Audrey said...

I get mine from all the same places, except the trash ben was behind the library.

Anonymous said...

I've brought a lot of older books & a few new ones at library book sales & the salvation thrift store. The Book Nook of Lake Norman in Huntersville is a good place to buy new & used books. And , I buy most of my new books on line at

Sheila Wilcox